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02/28/2010

4-man bobsleigh

Bernard Weil, Chief Photographer/Multimedia

The big guys finished their competition yesterday. The first and second rounds a day earlier produced a lot of nasty spills. No less than seven teams ended up on their side. Speculation was the weather may have had something to do with it as the ice surface was mushier and it was snowing.

In the end though, team USA 1 won gold, the first time in 62 years for the Americans. Bravo.

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Canadian team Pierre Lueders, Justin Krispps, Jesse Lumsden and Neville Wright get things going in the first heat.

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Canada 1 team of Lyndon Rush, Chris Le Bihan, David Bissett and Lascelles Brown brake hard in to the finish area and hold on for a bronze medal.

DB6C8667Great Britain streaks over the rings in turn 10, during the third heat. A day earlier they crash and slid down on their side.

BW_4Bob02_0226The USA 2 team of John Napier, Charles Berkeley, Steven Langton and Christpoher Fogt take it on the chin as they slide through turn 16 after flipping over at turn 13 area during the second heat.

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USA 1 comes to a halt in the final heat as team members begin the celebration.

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USA 1 team of Steven Holcomb, Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and CurtisTomasevicz  celebrate their gold medal win, the first for them in 62 years.

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USA 1 team of Steven Holcomb, Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and CurtisTomasevicz  celebrate on the track.

BW_4Bob09_0227Jesse Paine, 24, from Whistler, seems to be pondering the hockey game ahead between Canada and the U.S.A.

   

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absolutely stunning images! fantastic work!

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