Canadian bobsledder had amusing quote about tying for gold medal

Bobsleigh- Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics- Men's 2-man Finals- Olympic Sliding Centre- Pyeongchang South Korea

A tie. That's right.

Kripps and his two-man bobsleigh partner Alexander Kopacz of Ontario are one-tenth of a second out of the gold medal spot, behind the German team, following heats early Sunday morning Pacific time. 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 win was the first for Canada in the event since Pierre Lueders tied for gold with an Italian sled in 1998.

Lueders coaches the South Korean bobsled team and was at the track to witness Kripps's medal. Both those teams would finish out of the medals, a testament to how absurdly tight the times were at the top of the standings.

When it comes to gold, it's twice as nice for Canada and Germany! Once the mob kind of dispersed a little bit Thorsten was giving me a hug, he was in my ear and he was like, 'It was three hundredths and two and then we tied.' I was like, 'We tied?'

"I crossed it and I saw the "1" and I was celebrating". "At first I thought that we won outright, and then these guys jumped over and they were super-excited". He taught me the fundamentals, pretty much everything I know about bobsleigh.

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Compatriot Oskars Melbardis fared better, pushing the Canadian duo led by Kripps into second place by just 0.02 of a second. "It was a insane race", said 28-year-old Margis. "Every year I fight to be better and better".

It's the third time the top two sleds have finished tied in an Olympic two-man race. Nick Cunningham and Hakeem Abdul-Saboor and Codie Bascue and Sam McGuffie finished 21st and 25th, respectively.

He headed into the fourth and final run 0.06 seconds up on Friedrich, who set a track record of 48.96 seconds in the third heat to leap from fifth to second, and 0.09 seconds ahead of Lochner. Nico Walther and Christian Poser of Germany finished in fourth place with a time of 3:17.06. The other two American sleds didn't make the cutoff of the top-20 to compete in Run 4, ending their two-man competitions after Run 3.

Rachel Homan's rink has now won three straight after an 0-3 start while the men's team has dropped three in a row after a flawless start, losing to the USA team on Sunday evening to fall to 4-3. All three pilots and brakemen will be back in the four-man competition.

Koe will try to get back in the win column when they face Japan Monday at 7:05 p.m. ET. "My guys are fired up, and I'm really excited to get into four-man". They will be joined by Seyi Smith and Jesse Lumsden in the four-man bobsleigh event which begins on Saturday.

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