February 19, 2018 / 2:02 PM / in 4 months

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

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 19 (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.

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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