Team Rush Slides to Sixth at Four-Man Bobsleigh World Cup in Germany

January 6, 2013

ALTENBERG, Ger.—Lyndon Rush piloted the lone Canadian four-man bobsleigh to a sixth-place finish at a World Cup in Altenberg, Germany on Sunday.

Rush, of Humboldt, Sask., drove the Canada 1 crew – Jesse Lumsden, of Burlington, Ont., Calgary’s Lascelles Brown and Edmonton’s Neville Wright – into sixth spot with a two-run time of one minute, 51.97 seconds down the 1,413-metre track.

The Germans were too powerful on their home track in Altenberg sweeping the four-man podium.

Maximimillian Arndt, Marko Huebenbecker, Alexander Roediger and Martin Putze blasted the Germany 1 sled to a golden time of 1:51.26. Manuel Machata, Alex Mann, Jan Speer, and Christian Poser were second in the Germany 3 sled at 1:51.32, while Thomas Florschuetz, Andreas Bredau, Kevin Kuske and Thorsten Margis completed the sweep in the Germany 2 sled with a time of 1:51.45.

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Complete Results:

Top-Five Men’s Four-Man Bobsleigh Results:

1. Arndt/Huebenbecker/Roediger/Putze, GER 1, 1:51.26; 2. Machata/Mann/Speer/Poser, GER 3, 1:51.32; 3. Florschuetz/Bredau/Kuske/Margis, GER 2, 1:51.45, GER 2, 1:51.45; 4. Melbardis/Dreiskens/Vilkaste/Dambis, LAT 1, 1:51.63; 5. Vrba/Suchy/Stoklaska/Vacek, CZE 1, 1:51.68.

Canadian Results:

6. Rush, Humboldt, Sask./Lumsden, Burlington, Ont./Brown, Calgary/Wright, Edmonton, CAN 1, 1:51.97.

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