At the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, history was made when two gold medals were awarded in two-man bobsled. There was a tie for first as Canada's Pierre Lueders and Dave MacEachern and Italy's Gunther Huber and Antonio Tartaglia each posted winning times of 3:37.24.
Two decades history repeated itself. With the Olympic Winter Games returning to Asia, there was once again a first-place tie involving Canadian bobsledders. This time it was Justin Kripps, a Canadian citizen despite being born in Naalehu, Hawaii, and Alexander Kopacz, who were tied with Germans Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis. Each posted a gold medal-winning time of 3:16.86 on Feb. 19.
The top Americans in the two-man bobsled were Justin Olsen and Evan Weinstock who finished in 14th place.
In women's bobsled, Elana Meyers Taylor of the United States won her third consecutive medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang by placing second with brakewoman Lauren Gibbs. Meyers Taylor previously won the bronze medal as a brakewoman with driver Erin Pac at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and then won silver with brakewoman Lauryn Williams at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Meyers Taylor and Gibbs battled with Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz of Germany for the gold medal. Despite setting two separate track records at the Alpensia Sliding Centre in Pyeongchang in the first and third runs, Meyers Taylor and Gibbs were seven one-hundredths of a second back from winning the gold medal.
In four-man bobsled, just like two-man bobsled, there was a tie for a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Germany and South Korea tied for the silver medal. South Korea won its first ever Olympic bobsled medal with Won Yun-jong as the driver. For Francesco Friedrich, the German gold medalist in the four-man, it was his second gold medal of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games as he also placed first in the four-man. Friedrich's brakeman Thorsten Margis also won gold in the two and four-man. The top American bobsled was driven by Codie Bascue in ninth place. AXS Sports successfully predicted a silver medal for Nico Walther of Germany and a medal for Friedrich.
Here are all the winners in the speed skating events at the Winter Olympics 2018:
(results will be posted after each event)
Men's 2-man Bobsled:
GOLD: Francesco Friedrich/Thorsten Margis (Germany) 3:16.86
GOLD: Justin Kripps/Alexander Kopacz (Canada) 3:16.86
BRONZE: Oskars Melbardis/Janis Strenga (Latvia) 3:16.91
GOLD: Mariama Jamanka/Lisa Buckwitz (Germany) 3:22.45
SILVER: Elana Meyers Taylor/Lauren Gibbs (United States) 3:22.52
BRONZE: Kaillie Humphries/Phylicia George (Canada) 3:22.89
Men's 4-Man Bobsled (driver mentioned):
GOLD: Francesco Friedrich (Germany) 3:15.85
SILVER: Won Yun-Jong (South Korea) 3:16.38
SILVER: Nico Walther (Germany) 3:16.38