Canada and Germany share gold medal for two-man bobsleigh


"She also picked me to win gold in the two-man so she was still pretty sharp in her final days".

"I made a decision to just kind of keep it quiet for the moment and just personally reflect on that for a bit and dedicate the race to her, and focus back up and get ready for the task at hand", he added.

"I didn't know it was a tie at first", Kripps said.

The Dutch, who swept the podium in Sochi, finished outside the medal places for the second race in succession after their failure to medal in the women's 500m on Sunday. Knowing that it had been a tie, the excited Friedrich and Margis had rushed over to Kripps and Kopacz to celebrate as they finished their final run.

The two medal races will happen a little later, just before 8 a.m., and Canada will be in one of them no matter what.

Lueders also won two-man silver at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, for the country's other medal in the discipline.

"I managed to see the clock that said 'One" on it and at first I thought we had won outright as well, then these guys (the German pair) jumped over and they're super excited and I thought, 'Wow, these guys are really happy for us, that's great'.

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It is the first time the gold medal has been shared in this event since Nagano 1998, when Italians Gunther Huber and Antonio Tartaglia finished tied for first with Canadian duo Pierre Lueders and David MacEachern with a time of 3.37.24.

The Canadians technically finished fourth and fifth after two Russian pilots were recently stripped of their 2014 results because of doping violations - including Alexander Zubkov, who won gold in both the two- and four-man.

Latvia got bronze, with Oskars Melbardis and Janis Strenga finishing 0.05 seconds back to complete the closest three-sled finish in Olympic history.

Cunningham and Hakeem Abdul-Saboor were 21st, while Olympic rookies Codie Bascue and Sam McGuffie were 25th. "I think we both deserve it".

We will remind that the Olympic games 2018 in South Korea's Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February. The medal standings of the Olympic games-2018 - to-date information about the number of medals won by the athletes from all countries participating in the Games.

Team Canada now has 17 medals, the third most overall. He beat Cha Min-Kyu of South Korea by 0.01 seconds. He drove four solid runs to give the USA a top-15 finish.



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