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Germans sweep 2-man bobsled World Cup event

Thomas Florschuetz and Francesco Friedrich tied for the victory in a German sweep of the podium at a World Cup two-man bobsled event on Saturday in Altenberg, Germany.

Canada's Lyndon Rush and Lascelles Brown were 4th

Germans Kevin Kuske and Thomas Florschuetz, shown in this file photo, were one of two teams that tied for gold with a second run time of 1:54.15 (File/Getty Images)

Thomas Florschuetz and Francesco Friedrich tied for the victory in a German sweep of the podium at a World Cup two-man bobsled event on Saturday in Altenberg, Germany.

Olympic silver medallist Florschuetz and brakeman Kevin Kuske were inseparable from Friedrich and Jannis Baecker after two runs. Both teams clocked 1 minute, 54.15 seconds.

It was the first ever World Cup victory for Friedrich, a junior world champion.

Manuel Machata and brakemen Christian Poser were third in 1:54.76.

Lyndon Rush of Humboldt, Sask., and Calgary's Lascelles Brown were fourth, seven-tenths of a second behind the winners.