Dominant Friedrich wins 4-man bobsled world championship
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Germany’s Francesco Friedrich completed his season sweep of bobsled championships by winning the four-man world title Saturday night.
Friedrich was the World Cup champion in two-man and four-man this season, plus won the two-man world title last weekend. He’s the first driver to claim all four championships in the same season since Germany’s Andre Lange did it in 2007-08.
Friedrich finished four runs in 3 minutes, 21.33 seconds. Latvia’s Oskars Kibermanis — the leader after Friday’s first two runs, before Friedrich overtook him Saturday — was second in 3:21.62, and Canada’s Justin Kripps drove to the bronze in 3:21.78.
Codie Bascue was the top U.S. driver, placing 11th in the final race of the major international sliding season.