February 19, 2018 / 2:13 PM / 7 months ago

Olympics - Bobsleigh - Canada and Germany in dead-heat for gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada’s Justin Kripps and Germany’s Francesco Friedrich won gold medals after a dead-heat in the men’s Olympic two-man bobsleigh on Monday.

Bobsleigh - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's 2-man Finals - Olympic Sliding Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 19, 2018 - Alexander Kopacz and Justin Kripps of Canada react. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Kripps and four-times world champion Friedrich both finished with identical times of three minutes 16.86 seconds. Latvia’s Oskars Melbardis took bronze.

It was the first dead-heat in the Olympic two-man bobsleigh competition since Nagano in 1998.

Reporting by James Pearson, editing by Ed Osmond

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