Canada-3 sled crashes in 4-man bobsled at Olympics

Published: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 9:21 a.m. CDT
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(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
The team from Canada CAN-3, with Justin Kripps, Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell, slide down the track upside down after crashing in turn sixteen during the men's four-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — One of Canada's three bobsleds has crashed during the second run of the Olympic four-man competition.

Driver Justin Kripps, with three new brakemen in his sled, flipped on one of the curves on the Sanki Sliding Center track Saturday. The bobsled slid through several turns on its side with the team member's helmeted heads digging scarily into the ice. All four were checked by medical personnel as they climbed out of the sled, and none of the men appeared to be injured as they walked up the hill to the finish area.

On Saturday, Canada's coaches pulled brakemen Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell from Canada-1 with driver Chris Spring and put them with Kripps, who had better training times.

Canada-3 was in eighth place after the first run.

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