OLYMPIC PREVIEW: Skeleton

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Remember the name Melissa Hollingsworth: you’ll be hearing a lot about her this month. The Alberta native finished third in Turin, but is the consensus favourite to win gold in Vancouver. Canada has more than one medal threat in this event as well – Amy Gough has slid her way onto the team by posting strong times at World Cup events. For the men, Canadians Jeff Pain and Jon Montgomery are the medal hopefuls. Athletes to watch: Jeff Pain and Melissa Hollingsworth. Pain is looking to improve on a silver-medal finish in 2006, while Hollingsworth dominated the skeleton circuit this year – she’ll be disappointed with anything less than a gold medal.

Predictions:

Women:

Gold: Mellisa Hollingsworth, CANSilver: Shelley Rudman, GBRBronze: Katie Uhlaender, USA

Men:

Gold: Martins Dukurs, LATSilver: Jeff Pain, CANBronze: Jon Montgomery, CAN