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Canadian sleds capture 2 World Cup medals in Lake Placid

Canada's Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski captured silver in a World Cup women's bobsleigh race on Friday.

De Bruin, Bujnowski take women's silver, while Kripps, Stones claim 2-man bronze

Elana Meyers Taylor and Lake Kwaza, centre, won gold at the IBSF women's bobsleigh World Cup in Lake N.Y., on Friday. Canadians Christine De Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski, left, won a silver, while Germany's Stephanie Schneider and Deborah Levi, right, finished in third. (IBSF)

Canada's Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski captured silver in a World Cup women's bobsleigh race on Friday.

De Bruin, of Stony Plain, Alta., and Bujnowski, of London, Ont., finished two runs in 1 minute, 55.17 seconds, 0.38 seconds behind Elana Meyers Taylor and Lake Kwaza of the U.S.

WATCH | Meyers Taylor captures 2nd straight World Cup gold:

The American won her second consecutive World Cup race, narrowly edging out Canadian pilot Christine de Bruin for the gold medal. 2:10

It was the second consecutive World Cup win for Meyers Taylor, and her fourth medal in as many races with Kwaza pushing her sled this season.

Germany's Stephanie Schneider and Deborah Levi were the leaders after the first heat, and wound up finishing third.

WATCH | De Bruin slides to silver medal in Lake Placid:

Canadians Christine De Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski claimed a silver medal in women's bobsleigh at the IBSF World Cup stop in Lake Placid, N.Y. 2:04

Meanwhile, Canada's Justin Kripps and Cameron Stones took bronze in the two-man race later Friday.

Kripps, of Summerland, B.C., and Stones, of Whitby, Ont., finished in 1:52.65.

WATCH | Kripps and Stones take bronze:

The Canadian duo raced to a combined time of 1:52.65 to capture a bronze medal at the IBSF World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y. 1:58
Canadians Justin Kripps and Cam Stones talk about their bronze medal finish at Lake Placid. 1:11

Francesco Friedrich of Germany won for the seventh time in as many races this season. Friedrich teamed with Thorsten Margis to prevail by about one-quarter of a second over France's Romain Heinrich and Dorian Hauterville.

WATCH | Germany's Friedrich wins 2-man bobsleigh gold:

Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis finished first in the World Cup event in Lake Placid, NY on Friday. 1:41

The German and Canadian teams tied for the gold medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

WATCH | Complete coverage of the women's runs:

IBSF World Cup from Lake Placid, N.Y. 41:18
IBSF World Cup from Lake Placid, N.Y. 37:40

WATCH | Complete coverage of the men's runs:

IBSF World Cup from Lake Placid, N.Y. 56:01
IBSF World Cup from Lake Placid, N.Y. 58:28

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