Kibermanis leads Latvia 1-2 in 4-man bob World Cup event

BY AP • January 22, 2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Latvian pilots raced to a 1-2 finish in a 4-man bobsled Word Cup event Sunday won by Oskars Kibermanis.

Kibermanis drove to the fastest time in both runs on the Olympia track despite not clocking the highest speeds.

Holding a 0.01-second lead from the first run, Kibermanis extended his winning margin to 0.13 over runner-up Oskars Melbardis.

Germany's Francesco Friedrich placed third, trailing 0.30 behind Kibermanis.

The fastest speed of 148 kph (92 mph) was clocked by fourth-place finisher Johannes Lochner of Germany in his second run.

World Cup 4-man standings leader Alexander Kasjanov of Russia placed eighth, and had his season-long points lead cut by Rico Peter of Switzerland who was fifth Sunday.

With three races left, the season ends in South Korea at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics track.

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