Canada's De Bruin, Bujnowski add another women's bobsleigh bronze in Austria

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  • Christine de Bruin
    Canadian bobsledder
  • Kristen Bujnowski
    Canadian bobsledder
Canada's Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski once again landed on the World Cup podium, takimng bronze on Sunday in Igls, Austria. (EXPA/AFP via Getty Images - image credit)
Canada's Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski once again landed on the World Cup podium, takimng bronze on Sunday in Igls, Austria. (EXPA/AFP via Getty Images - image credit)

The Canadian duo of Christine De Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski were in a familiar spot on Sunday, scoring a second bronze medal in as many weeks at a World Cup event in Austria.

A week after they landed on the podium at the season-opening World Cup event at the Igls track, the team finished its two runs on Sunday in a combined time of one minute 46.86 seconds, once again behind a pair of German sleds.

Laura Nolte and Deborah Levi took gold in 1:46.71, and compatriots Kim Galicki and Leonie Fiebig finished 6-100ths behind them for silver.

It's the third podium this fall for the Canadians — De Bruin and Bujnowski also took bronze at an Olympic test event in Beijing in October.

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"We continue to do our best to be consistent each time we go down the track," de Bruin said. "I had the same goals today – drive well and push fast. We were able to do that and come out with a medal. We are hungry for more and will continue to find ways to get us faster and higher on the podium."

Teammates Cynthia Appiah and Dawn Richardson Wilson were eighth in 1:47.56 while Melissa Lotholz of Barrhead, Alta., and Toronto's Erica Voss were 11th (1:47.84).

In the men's four-man event, Canada's Justin Kripps and Cam Stones picked up another bronze medal after doing so in the two-man competition on Saturday, teaming with Ben Coakwell and Ryan Sommer to clock 1:42.15.

"It was a really tight race, and we are happy to come away with a medal," Kripps said. "The runs and pushes were pretty good with just a couple of little mistakes. It's a great sign for us to be able to move up from sixth [first run] to third. Getting two medals here on a track that we have traditionally not done well on is big for us."

Francesco Friedrich of Germany extended his World Cup four-man bobsled winning streak to six races with another victory on Sunday.

Friedrich, by far the most dominant bobsledder in the world, is 2-for-2 in four-man races this season after winning all four World Cup events in that discipline last season.

He finished two runs Sunday in 1:41.82 while Oskars Kibermanis drove to silver for Latvia, 0.28 seconds off the winning pace.

Friedrich now has 65 medals — 50 gold, 11 silver, four bronze — in his last 69 major international two- and four-man races including World Cup events, the Olympics and the world championships.

The World Cup bobsled and skeleton tour moves to Altenberg, Germany, next weekend.

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