Canada's Lyndon Rush, Jesse Lumsden win bobsled gold
Duo beat the field by nearly one-half of a second
Canadians Lyndon Rush and Jesse Lumsden put together two consistent runs on Saturday to win World Cup gold in men's two-man bobsled.
Rush, of Humboldt, Sask., and Lumsden, of Burlington, Ont., beat the field by nearly one-half of a second with a two-run time of one minute 40.22 seconds down the 14-corner track.
"This is a short track so you expect the times to be close, but we had things set up really well this week," said Rush. "Jesse jarred his back loading in the first push so we said to each other the second run was going to be a 'hard hat run.' He dug deep and gave me everything he had to get it done today."
Rush and Lumsden had the last run in the final heat, allowing the duo to make adjustments as the two sleds in front of them smashed against the start wall.
"I loaded a little earlier on the second run to avoid any skidding. I hate slowing down on my second push more than anything, but I just wanted to make sure things were clean for Lyndon," said Lumsden. "It is the greatest feeling in the world to know that you have won. It is what motivates me and keeps me going.
"We have such a great crew on this team. There may be only two of us in the sled but the entire team helped us win today. We win as a team and there is nothing that beats celebrating a victory as a team."