AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson
AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson

Kripps and Lumsden secure two-man silver in Innsbruck

Canada’s men’s bobsleigh success continued in Innsbruck, with Justin Kripps and Jesse Lumsden racing to an IBSF World Cup sliver.

Two Canadian teams placed themselves in medal positions following the opening runs of the two-man competition. Kripps’ sled led the way sitting the second with a time of 52 seconds, however Nick Poloniato and Lascelles Brown were right behind them clocking 52.02s.

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Justin Kripps and Jesse Lumsden of Canada speed down the track during the first run of the men’s two-man bobsled World Cup race in Innsbruck, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

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With the top eight team all with 0.10s of each other, a strong run in heat two was instrumental to a podium finish. Both Canadians sleds registered a time of 51.98s in heat two. Logging the second fastest time in the final round allowed them hold onto second and third behind the 2017 World Champions from Germany Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis (1:43.71s).

However, after the competition ended,  IBSF Sliding announced that Poloniato and Brown were disqualified due to materials, moving Swiss team of Bracher and Kuonen into third.