Jackson 17th in four-man in Calgary; Walker tenth in women's

01 December 2013 / 09:50

John Jackson was 17th and Paula Walker tenth as Olympic champions Steven Holcomb and Kaillie Humphries were victorious on the final day of the bobsleigh World Cup opener in Calgary.

Placing 21st in the two-man and therefore only tackling the Calgary course once, Jackson was first up in the four-man on the final day and finished 17th in 1:49.72minutes.

That was 1.16 seconds shy of Vancouver 2010 four-man champion Holcomb, who was 0.09 better than both Maximilian Arndt and Alexander Zubkov, the German and Russian tying for second.

Humphries, also the Olympic champion in the two-woman at Vancouver 2010, meanwhile won by over half a second from American Elana Meyers with Walker 1.61 behind overall in tenth.

Jackson’s team included sprinter-turned-bobsledder Craig Pickering for Joel Fearon as the only change from the crew that finished an impressive fifth at last season’s World Championships.

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