InPics: Friedrich takes slim lead in four-man bobsleigh at Beijing Winter Olympics

2022-02-19 19:14:43 Source: Xinhua

Francesco Friedrich/Thorsten Margis/Candy Bauer/Alexander Schueller of Germany compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

YANQING, Beijing, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- German Francesco Friedrich built up a slim lead after the first two heats of the four-man bobsleigh, making himself on the way to pocketing the second gold at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

In the first run, Lochner, Florian Bauer, Christopher Weber and Christian Rasp of Germany clocked 58.13 seconds, with Friedrich team and Justin Kripps team trailing by 0.16 seconds and 0.25 seconds respectively.

Friedrich, who won seven out of the eight World Cup races this season, turned the game around after clocking 58.71 seconds in the second run, opening a temporary lead of 0.03 seconds after the two runs.

Locher team ranked second, Justin Kripps, Ryan Sommer, Cam Stones and Benjamin Coakwell of Canada were in third place.

The host nation's Li Chunjian team ranked 16th out of 28 teams, and the other Chinese team with pilot Sun Kaizhi was in 17th place after two heats.

The last two runs of the four-man bobsleigh will take place on Sunday.

Francesco Friedrich/Thorsten Margis/Candy Bauer/Alexander Schueller of Germany compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

Li Chunjian/Ding Song/Ye Jielong/Shi Hao of China compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

Shanwayne Stephens/Ashley Watson/Rolando Reid/Matthew Wekpe of Jamaica compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

Simon Friedli/Adrian Fassler/Fabio Badraun/Andreas Haas of Switzerland compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

Oskars Kibermanis/Davis Springis/Matiss Miknis/Edgars Nemme of Latvia compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

Suk Youngjin/Kim Hyeonggeun/Kim Taeyang/Shin Ye Chan of South Korea compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

Christoph Hafer/Michael Salzer/Matthias Sommer/Tobias Schneider of Germany compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/He Changshan)

Michael Vogt/Luca Rolli/Cyril Bieri/Sandro Michel of Switzerland compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

Sun Kaizhi/Wu Qingze/Wu Zhitao/Zhen Heng of China compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

Edson Luques Bindilatti/Rafael Souza da Silva/Erick Gilson Vianna Jeronimo/Edson Ricardo Martins of Brazil compete during the bobsleigh 4-man heat of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre in Yanqing District, Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 19, 2022. (Xinhua/Yao Jianfeng)

[Editor: 刘品彤 ]
InPics: Friedrich takes slim lead in four-man bobsleigh at Beijing Winter Olympics-2022 BEIJING MEDIA CENTER
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