Canadian bobsledder had amusing quote about tying for gold medal

Canada's Justin Kripps was closing on his first Olympic gold medal in the two-man bobsleigh final on Monday (Feb 19) as German sleds in second and third place threatened to spoil his party with one run left.

Kripps thought the Germans' excitement on the track was because they had won silver.

"The whole community supports each other, when people win they are happy and when they lose we all feel sad together", explained Kopacz.

It wasn't until Friedrich and Margis explained that the gap had been closing by three hundredths of a second, then two hundredths, then one hundredths, that the Canadian pair knew what was going on.

The last time two teams tied for Olympic gold in the two-man bobsled event was back in 1998, between the Canadians (again) and the Italians.

It's the third time the top two sleds have finished tied in an Olympic two-man race.

"It was wonderful", Friedrich said after the race.

Each team won gold, no silver medal was awarded and Latvia won the bronze medal in the event. 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.

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I saw him briefly today in the Korean changing room.

'It's the best race I've ever done, ' said the 25-year-old, who is coached by Canadian Jeremy Wotherspoon, a former 500m world record holder. The have won six speedskating golds in Korea so far, and 11 of the 27 medals on offer. "It's pretty insane that I tied for a gold medal 20 years after he did, and about eight years after he taught me".

The 2018 Winter Olympics are being shown on NBC and its sister networks.

The Canadians finished in a tie with Germany so both receive gold medals.

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.

"It's the culmination of a lot of work", Kripps said.

Those sanctions initially handed down by the International Olympic Committee in November were upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport right before the Games in Pyeongchang.


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