January 29, 2014 10:10 am
Updated: January 29, 2014 10:12 am

Canada’s athletes in Sochi: Meet luger Arianne Jones

Canada's Arianne Jones races to a 14th-place finish during a Luge World Cup women's event in Whistler, B.C., on Saturday December 7, 2013.

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Sport: Luge

Age: 23

Hometown: Calgary, Alta.

Accomplishments:

  • 2013 World Championship 8th-place finish.
  • 2013 Under-23 Championship Bronze Medalist.

Interesting Fact: Was a forerunner at Vancouver 2010, which allowed her to test the track for the competing athletes and experience the Olympic atmosphere.

Chances: Despite being only 23, Jones has been the second-ranked Canadian female luger behind Gough for three years straight. She is not expected to medal in Sochi but her potential could mean world success in years to come.

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