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Canada's Justin Kripps wins World Cup bobsleigh silver

Canada's Justin Kripps and Cam Stones will take home silver medals from the bobsleigh World Cup in Konigssee, Germany.

Pilot has settled for silver after leading after 1st run of last 2 events

Canadian Justin Kripps, shown in this February 2018 file photo, won a silver medal in two-man bobsleigh with brakeman Cam Stones at Saturday's World Cup stop in Konigssee, Germany. (File/Canadian Press)

Canadian pilot Justin Kripps and brakeman Cam Stones finished second in the bobsleigh World Cup event in Konigssee, Germany on Saturday.

Germany's Francesco Friedrich and Martin Grothkopp finished in a two-run combined time of one minute, 39.01 seconds to take gold for a fourth time this season.

WATCH | Kripps, Stones claim silver in Konigssee

Canadian pilot Justin Kripps and brakeman Cameron Stones finished 2nd in Konigssee, Germany. 1:51

The Canadians – who finished 0.11 seconds behind the Germans – held a slight lead after the first run, but for the second week in a row, Friedrich powered past them to take gold.

"It was another good challenge against him. It's lots of fun to have that tie, and then to be out here battling with him each week on the World Cup," Kripps said in a press release. "Our focus really is trying to prepare for the world championships in Whistler. Hopefully once we get out of Germany we will be able to get a win against them."

WATCH | Friedrich roars back for another World Cup title

Germany's Francesco Friedrich and Martin Grothkopp finished in a two-run combined time of one minute, 39.01 seconds. 1:43

Canadians Nick Poloniato and Ryan Sommer also finished ninth with a two-run combined time of one minute, 40.03 seconds.

Kripps piloted Canada to a two-man bobsleigh gold with brakeman Alex Kopacz at last year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea; the duo tied with Friedrich and brakeman Thorsten Margis for the Olympic title.

With files from The Associated Press

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