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Jon Montgomery of Canada wins men's skeleton

February 19, 2010 |  8:57 pm

Jon Montgomery of Canada gave the host country its fourth gold of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with a time of 3:29.73 in men's skeleton.

Zach Lund (Salt Lake City, Utah) placed fifth.

Lund posted a total time of 3:31.27 over the four heats, leaving him 1.54 behind the winner.

Latvia’s Martins Dukurs claimed the silver medal with a 3:29.80, while Alexander Tretyakov of Russia won the bronze medal in 3:30.75.

Eric Bernotas (Avondale, Pa.) finished 14th with a time of 3:33.27, while John Daly (Smithtown, N.Y.) was 17th in 3:34.01.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada