Francesco Friedrich piloted Germany to gold and Justin Kripps drove Canada to bronze Sunday within the last World Cup four-man bobsled race earlier than the world championship.
Friedrich and Kripps of Summerland, B.C., tied for two-man bobsled gold on the 2018 Olympic Video games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Friedrich and his German crew posted the quickest instances in each runs Sunday in Innsbruck, Austria.
Kripps and brakemen Ryan Sommer of Kelowna, B.C., Saskatoon’s Benjamin Coakwell and Cam Stones of Whitby, Ont., completed .39 seconds again of the Germans in third.
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The Canadians had been third after the opening run. Benjamin Maier drove Austria to silver.
Kripps completed third general within the season’s World Cup four-man standings behind Friedrich in first and Maier in second.
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Humphries wins in bobsleigh return
Toronto’s Cynthiah Appiah and Edmonton’s Daybreak Richardson Wilson missed a medal by two-hundredths of a second and positioned fourth within the ladies’s bobsled.
Lower than a tenth of a second separated the highest 4 groups.
Kaillie Humphries, a two-time Olympic champion for Canada who now competes for america, received Sunday’s race with brakewoman Lolo Jones.
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Humphries returned Sunday after sitting out Saturday’s monobob competitors to arrange for subsequent week’s world championship in Germany.
American teammates Elana Meyers Taylor and Kwaza Lake completed second, adopted by Austrians Katrin Beierl and Jennifer Jantina Oluumi Need Onasanya in third.
Melissa Lotholz of Barrhead, Alta., and Sara Villani of Norval, Ont., had been fifth.
The world bobsled and skeleton championships open Friday in Altenberg, Germany.
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