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- Lolo Jones might be first on your Twitter feed, but she was 15th on the bobsleigh track this past weekend in Calgary.Jones' well documented attempt to transition from well-hyped Olympic hurdler to well-hyped Olympic bobsledder took a hit as she and teammate Jazmine Fenlator finished in a tie for 15th, while fellow American two man teams Elana Myers/Eja Evans and Jamie Greubel/Katie Eberling finished in second and third respectively.Defending gold medalists from Canada Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse took home the gold on their home course.Share this Story×Google+posted by: julian_meiInfo
- Russia 1 and pilot Alexander Zubkov have provided the icing on Russia's Olympic cake, winning gold in 4-man bobsled.The team led from the very first run, but Lativa nipped at their heels after Run 2, trailing by only 0.04 seconds. Zubkov managed to steer the team to victory, beating Latvia by 0.09 overall.Steven Holcomb piloted USA 1 to bronze on a clean run. The team was very visibly pleased with their performance.Canadian pilot Justin Kripps failed to qualify for Run 4 after crashing out on Run 2.Share this Story×Google+posted by: John_MoroneyInfo
- Run three of the you-man bobsled event is underway. Gold meal favourites Russia 1 are in the lead, followed by Lativa (+0.17) and USA 1 (+0.45).Kaille Humphries of Canada came back from a +0.14 deficit after run three to win gold last Wednesday.Can Steven Holcomb and USA 1 overcome a 0.42 deficit to take the gold?You were put on the Earth to make sports predictions.YesIt's possibleHighly unlikelyNoShare this Story×Google+posted by: John_MoroneyPredict
- Tweets show Canada 3 will be back on the track at the Sanki Sliding Center tomorrow to continue racing in the four-man bobsleigh event.
"We don't stop, we won't quit, we will be back in the sled tomorrow and we will finish the race tomorrow as Canucks do with honour and pride," said Jesse Lumsden.
"Dusting myself off and hoping to get medical clearance to go again tomorrow. The comments I've been getting are what the games are all about," said a cautiously optimistic Justin Kripps.
Whether they race or not, the more important story is that they're okay.Share this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreInfo
- Canada shuffled around its four-man bobsled teams by moving Justin Kripps over to Canada 3, where he'd form a "super team" with Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell.
The move was made to maximize Canada's four-man medal chances, but Kripps' sled flipped over during run two and their medal hopes were immediately dashed. Canada 2 sled piloted by Lyndon Rush sits tenth and Chris Spring's Canada 1 sled is tied for 13th.
Russia 1 leads the pack after two runs, but leads Latvia 1 by only 0.04 seconds. Germany 1 is in third. The final is tomorrow.Share this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreInfo
- Canada 3 bobsled piloted by Justin Kripps crashed during run two of the four-man bobsled event.
The sled got close to a curve and the weight and pressure of the sled rolled it into the corner, causing it to overturn coming out of exit 11. There was nothing the Canadian bobsledders could do, as the sled spent the rest of the run on its side.
Everybody thankfully walked away from the crash looking okay. Their time will count since the sled crossed the finish line and they can continue as long as the sled isn't broken and there are no major injuries.Share this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreInfo
- Trailing by almost half a second coming into runs three and four, Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse came back and caught USA-1 to win their second consecutive gold medal.USA's Elana Meyers had two shaky runs, bumping into the wall several times, allowing Humprhies to stage her comeback and win by 0.10 seconds.The bronze medal went to Jamie Greubel of USA-2.Lolo Jones mission to win an Olympic medal has failed, as she was on the only U.S. sled to not win a medal. She and pilot Jazmine Fenlator finished in 11th.Share this Story×Google+posted by: julian_meiInfo
- Even though Kaillie Humphries had smoother runs, Elana Meyers and the USA-1 sled is in first place after the first two runs in the women's bobsled event.
Almost immediately after Humprhies set a track record in her first run, Meyers beat her time by 0.13 seconds despite hitting the wall twice.
CBC commentators were suggesting the sled blades may be the reason Humphries has given up so much time despite having the cleaner runs.
Lolo Jones' sled sits in 11th place.
Do you think Meyers will hold on for the gold?Answer period expiredYes, she has a huge leadNo, Canada will make the adjustmentsShare this Story×Google+posted by: julian_meiPredict
- Kallie Humprhies track record didn't last long at the Sochi sliding center.
Almost immediately after laying down the new record time of 57.39 in her first run, Elana Meyers and USA-1 broke the record with a time of 57.26, knocking the Canadians into second place.
Perhaps most surprisingly, waas that Humphries had a clean run down the track, while Meyers hit the wall twice.
CBC announcers speculated whether or not the sleds are playing a role in the times.
Humprhies now sits in second with three runs left.
Do you think Humprhies will come back?You were put on the Earth to make sports predictions.Yes, she will still get goldNo, 0.13 seconds is a lifetime in thisShare this Story×Google+posted by: julian_meiOpinion
- It almost seems like a foregone conclusion that the Russian bobsled tandem of Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda will take home the gold medal in the bobsled two-man final after leading the way in the first two runs.
An interesting and exciting battle to watch though involves third place. Currently, American pilot Steven Holcomb and brakeman Steven Langton are ahead of Canadian pilot Justin Kripps and brakeman Bryan Barnett for third place by just 0.08 seconds.
Which bobsled duo do you think will have the better finish when it's all said and done?Answer period expiredHolcomb/LangtonKripps/BarnettTieShare this Story×Google+posted by: salvatorePredict
- From start to finish it was a Russian domination in men's two-man bobsled. Pilot Alexander Zubkov and brakeman Alexey Voevoda led the entire way, making it a near formality they'd win gold. They did with a time of 3:45.39. Silver went to the Switzerland 1 team.
Steven Holcomb's America 1 team kept their third place finish after Justin Kripps' Canada 3 team ran a mistake-riddled fourth run. Kripps and brakeman Bryan Barnett ended up in sixth place. Canada finished with three teams in the top ten.Share this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreInfo
- The first two runs of the men's two-man bobsled event took place Sunday and the Russian team of Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda are in first. In second place is Switzerland.
A North American battle is brewing for bronze. American pilot Steven Holcomb and brakeman Steven Langton are third with Canadians Justin Kripps and Bryan Barnett in fourth, only 0.08 seconds behind the Americans.
Pilot Kripps and brakeman Barnett's second run was magnificent, moving up two spots in the standings. Canada has a total of three teams in the top ten.Share this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreInfo
- Even though Tomass Dukurs dominated the World Cup season, on the biggest stage in the world it was Russian Alexander Tretiakov who shone.
Tretiakov ran away with the event, leading after the first run.
Dukurs finished second while Matthew Antoine finished in third.
The fourth run was heartbreaking for his American teammate John Daly.
Daly, sitting in the fourth position with a chance at the bronze, had his sled slip out of the grooves at the start, ruining his run and dropping him from fourth to 15th.Share this Story×Google+posted by: julian_meiInfo
- Throughout the entire World Cup season it was Noelle Pikus-Pace and Lizzy Yarnold dominating each event, and nothing changed during the Olympics.
In what was basically a coin flip coming into Sochi, it was Yarnold who was the best through the four runs at the Olympics, finishing with a combined time of 3:52.89.
It was almost a full second ahead of second-place Pikus-Pace who had a combined time of 3:53.86.
Russia's Elena Nikitina took home the bronze with a time of 3:54.30.Share this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreInfo
- After the first two men's skeleton runs were over a select few have separated themselves from the pack.
Russia's Alexander Tretiakov is in first after both runs, and he's followed by Latvia's Martins Dukurs, one of two Dukurs brothers in the event. His brother Tomass is sixth. In third and fourth place are Americans John Daly and Matthew Antoine.
Canada's best chance at a top skeleton finish is John Fairbairn. He's in a tie for eighth place with Great Britain's Kristan Bromley. Fairbairn is 2.27 seconds off the lead.
The final two runs are tomorrow.Share this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreInfo
- If you were watching the luge team relay event today and noticed a weird looking punching bag sort of contraption towering over the track you weren't the only one confused by its existence.
Turns out it was a touchpad and how it worked was that lugers had to tap it once they crossed the finish line so that the next luge relay member knew when to go. Like how a baton is used in track and field relays.
We think luge touchpad sounds boring and want to give it a new name. If you have any cooler suggestions post them in the comments section.Share this Story×Google+posted by: salvatoreInfo