Bobsled

Monday Feb. 17, 2014 10:29 ET

Canada's Justin Kripps 6th in 2-man bobsled

Russians Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Voevoda win gold

Justin Kripps

Justin Kripps piloted the Canada-3 sled to a sixth-place finish at the Sanki Sliding Center on Monday.  (Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Canada slid short of a podium finish in two-man bobsled at the Sanki Sliding Center on Monday.

Justin Kripps, of Summerland, B.C., struggled in his final-run, falling from fourth to sixth-place with a time of 56.94 seconds. The pilot and his brakeman, Edmonton's Bryan Barnett, posted a combined time of 3:46.62, 0.35 seconds behind the bronze medallist American team of Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton.

The Russian team of Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda, who broke their own track record in their third run, put the finishing touches on their gold medal in the final run. Zubov guided their sled down their home track in 56.49 for a combined time of 3:45.49.

Switzerland's Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann took silver in 3:46.05.

Calgary's Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden of Burlington, Ont., finished in seventh (3:46.79), while Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Sask., and Calgary's Lascelles Brown were ninth (3:46.88).

Lumsden was pleased with his sled's performance, which moved up a spot following their the final run.

"We did some real good things but we made some mistakes. It's the Olympics, so everyone is on their 'A' game."

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