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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Canadian bobsledder had funny quote about tying for gold medal

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Canada and Germany tied for a gold medal in the two-man bobsled at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang on Monday, and Canadian pilot Justin Kripps had a funny quote about it.

Canada’s two-man bobsled team of Kripps and Alexander Kopacz entered their fourth and final run needing a time of 49.28 or under in order to tie Germany’s total times. They ran a time of 49.28 for a total of 3:16.86 — tying them with the Germans.

Upon finishing his final run, Kripps says he saw the number one by Canada’s name and thought they had won, but he didn’t realize there was a tie.

“I didn’t know it was a tie at first,” Kripps said. “I crossed it and I saw the ‘1’ and I was celebrating. Then I saw (Francesco) Friedrich and (Margis) Thorsten super-excited as well. I was like, ‘Man, these guys are really excited for me!’ And then I realized we tied. And I couldn’t be more proud. Friedrich is one of the best of all time.”

Both teams will certainly take it; gold is always better than silver or bronze.

This isn’t the first time there has been a tie for gold in the two-man bobsled. The same thing happened with Canada in 1998.



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