Lochner and Friedrich share gold for Germany

Lochner and Friedrich share gold for Germany
By Reuters

26/02/2017 at 16:25Updated 26/02/2017 at 17:15

Germany's top two four-man bobsleigh crews could not be separated as they shared gold in a thrilling conclusion to the world championships in Konigssee on Sunday.

The sleds of Johannes Lochner and Francesco Friedrich were the last two to complete their fourth runs on the German ice track and both clocked a combined time of 3:14.10.

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To complete Germany's domination third place went to Nico Walther's sled with a combined time of 3:14.26.

American great Steve Holcomb had a bumpy final run and missed out on the medals.

The men's skeleton gold went to Latvia's Martins Dukurs for the fifth time in his career.

After four runs he pipped Germany's Axel Jungk by 0.37 seconds. It was Jungk's first world championship medal.

Junior world champion Nikita Tregybov of Russia was third.