The Germans take 5 out of 6 possible medals in bobsleigh in Winterberg

The Germans take 5 out of 6 possible medals in bobsleigh in Winterberg

America’s Kaillie Humphries, right, and Kaysha Love in action in the first race of the women’s two-man bobsleigh World Cup in Winterberg, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP )Friso Gentsch/AP

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) – Francesco Friedrich ended a three-race winless drought Sunday, leading to a four-man World Cup victory to cap a day in which Germany won five of a possible six medals.

Friedrich and his team of Thorsten Margis, Candy Bauer and Alexander Schuller finished their two races in 1 minute 49.07 seconds. The British sled driven by Brad Hall was second in 1:49.25, and the German sled driven by Johannes Lochner was third in 1:49.27.

Friedrich’s three-race winless streak was the Olympic and world champion’s longest since 2020. He has now won medals in 81 of his last 87 international races.

Germany swept a women’s race earlier on Sunday, continuing their dominance on the Winterberg track. German women have won 11 of a possible 12 medals in the last four races in Winterberg.

Laura Nolte and Neele Schuten won in 1:53.74. Lisa Buckwitz and Kira Lipperheide were second in 1:54.09 and Kim Kalicki and Leonie Fiebig were third in 1:54.20.

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