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Germany's Andre Lange wins another bobsled gold medal

February 21, 2010 |  7:57 pm


Germany's Andre Lange has won the Olympic two-man bobsled, his record fourth gold medal.

Lange and brakeman Kevin Kuske completed their four runs in 3 minutes, 26.65 seconds. Germany's Thomas Florschuetz finished second in 3:26.87 to win silver, and Russia's Alexsandr Zubkov took the bronze in 3:27.51.

Lange, the defending Olympic champion in two- and four-man bobsled, surpassed Germany's Meinhard Nehmer for the most bobsled golds. Lange also won the four-man event at the Salt Lake Games in 2002.

USA-1 with Steven Holcomb (Park City, Utah) and Curt Tomasevicz (Shelby, Neb.) finished sixth with a total time of 3:27.94.

USA-2 with John Napier (Lake Placid, N.Y.) and Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.) finished in 10th place in 3:29.40, while USA-3 with Mike Kohn (Fairfax, Va.) and Nick Cunningham (Monterey, Calif.) was 12th in 3:29.78.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Kevin Kuske, left, and Andre Lange, right, celebrate their victory. Credit: Oliver Lang, AFP/Getty Images