Ger­many ex­tends bob­sled World Cup streak

Journal Pioneer - - SPORTS -

Ger­many is still un­beaten in World Cup bob­sled races this sea­son, af­ter Jo­hannes Lochner drove to a vic­tory in a four-man race Sun­day.

Lochner led af­ter the first heat and needed to fin­ish his sec­ond heat in less than 48.95 sec­onds to hold on and beat the sled driven by Latvia’s Os­kars Kiber­ma­nis. Lochner crossed the line in 48.77 and posted a two-run time of 1:37.74. Kiber­ma­nis was sec­ond and the Ger­man sled driven by Francesco Friedrich was third. Canada’s Justin Kripps, Ryan Som­mer, Ben­jamin Coak­well and Cameron Stones were fifth, 0.87 sec­onds off the lead­ers. The Cana­dian sled of Ni­cholas Polo­ni­ato, Wil­liam Au­clair, Dex­ter Janke and Keefer Joyce were 17th, 1.58 sec­onds off the goldmedal time.

Count­ing women’s, two-man and four-man bob­sled races, Ger­many has won 12 straight golds this sea­son and 20 in a row go­ing back to last sea­son’s World Cup sched­ule and the Pyeongchang Olympics - where Ger­many shared one gold with Canada.

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