Britain’s Brad Hall obtained the second four-man bobsled win of his profession, holding off three German sleds in Sunday’s World Cup competitors in Altenberg, Germany.
And Canadian-born Kaillie Humphries, who competes for the United States, helped thwart what would have been a German sweep within the ladies’s race, tying for bronze.
Hall drove to the win in a single minute 48.22 seconds. Christoph Hafer of Germany was second in 1:48.31, Johannes Lochner third in 1:48.48 and Olympic champion Francesco Friedrich was fourth in 1:48.74.
Taylor Austin (Calgary), Davidson de Souza (Calgary), Shaq Murray-Lawrence (Scarborough, Ont.) and Cyrus Gray (Duncan, B.C.) have been eighth of 11 finishers in 1:50.20.
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In the ladies’s race, Lisa Buckwitz and Kira Lipperheide received in 1:53.17, simply forward of fellow Germans Kim Kalicki and Leonie Fiebig (1:53.29).
Humphries and Jasmine Jones completed in 1:53.55, tying for third with Germans Laura Nolte and Lena Neunecker.
Winnipeg’s Bianca Ribi and Niamh Haughey of Scarborough have been seventh (1:55.43) whereas Toronto’s Cynthia Appiah and Leah Walkeden of Ardrossan, Alta., have been disqualified.
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