Francesco Friedrich of Germany secured the bobsleigh season title with 4 consecutive men | Instant News


Germany’s Francesco Friedrich won the World Cup with four bobsled players on Sunday, his third successive title at the event.

Friedrich won Sunday’s four-man event in one minute 37.45 seconds at Konigssee, Germany, where he won by 0.39 seconds over the Austrian sled piloted by Benjamin Maier. German Johannes Lochner advanced to third, 0.52 seconds behind Friedrich.

The Canadian team consisting of Justin Kripps, Cam Stones, Ryan Sommer and Ben Coakwell was fifth in field 22 and stopped time in 1: 38.21.

The Kripps and the Stones are fourth in Saturday’s 2-man competition after winning consecutive bronze last weekend at St. Petersburg. Moritz, Switzerland.

Calgary’s Chris Spring, who enjoyed three medals on his return to the European Cup circuit two weeks ago, is on Sunday eighth alongside Chris Patrician, Mike Evelyn and Mark Mlakar for 1: 38.44.

Friedrich has won all three of the four-man races this season and when adding to the results his two men have 13 gold and one silver in 14 World Cup matches in the 2020-21 season.

WATCH | Friedrick collected 13th gold in 14 World Cup races this season:

Germany’s Francesco Friedrich, Alexander Schüller, Thorsten Margis and Martin Grothkopp won Sunday’s four-man Bobsleigh World Cup event in Konigssee, Germany over the line with a time of two runs of 1: 37.48. 2:10

In Sunday’s women’s race, Germany took gold and silver. Kim Kalicki raced to victory with Ann-Christin Strack pushing, and Stephanie Schneider and Tamara Seer’s team finishing second. Elana Meyers Taylor and Sylvia Hoffman are third for the US

Canada boasts a trio of top 15 finishes, led by Christine de Bruin and Sara Villani in fourth with 1: 42.27. Alysia Rissling and Dawn Richardson Wilson were eighth (1: 42.42) and Melissa Lotholz and Erica Voss 15th in 1: 43.25.

There is one World Cup weekend left on the schedule, and it kicks off Friday in Igls, Austria.

From there, the bobsled and skeleton tour goes to Altenberg, Germany, for the world championships during the first two weeks of February.



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