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Matt Antoine finishes 4th at final skeleton World Cup event

Published On: Jan 25 2014 08:19:32 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 27 2014 08:50:36 AM CST
Matt Antoine

If there were any doubt Matt Antoine is a medal contender in Sochi, that ended Saturday.

The Prairie du Chien, Wis. native took fourth at the final Skeleton World Cup event in Koenigssee, Germany.

“Matt has consistently been in the mix for the medals or on the podium every week,” said U.S. skeleton coach Tuffy Latour in a team release. “He’s really made a big turn around this season and we as a coaching staff couldn’t be prouder.”

Perhaps even more impressive is Antoine's finish in the overall season points standings: third. His fourth place finish in Germany comes after three other medals won this season, including gold in Lake Placid, New York.

“That Lake Placid victory put him in a place where he realized he could win medals,” Latour said. “Matt has had such a phenomenal season, and I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg of what he’s capable of doing.”

Antoine will have a chance to show that, and prove he's an Olympic medal contender, February 14th and 15th in Sochi, Russia.

News 8 will have complete coverage of Antoine's quest for gold.

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