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Canadians sweep World Cup bobsled gold by 1/2 second

AP, WHISTLER, British Columbia

Kaillie Humphries, front, and Melissa Lotholz celebrate after winning a women’s World Cup race in Whistler, Canada, on Friday.

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Kaillie Humphries on Friday night added to her World Cup women’s points standings lead, getting her second win of the season and giving Canada a two-race sweep of bobsled golds on the day.

Humphries and Melissa Lotholz prevailed over Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans of the US by nearly a half-second. The US team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Kehri Jones took the bronze.

It was the 14th time that Humphries, Greubel Poser and Meyers Taylor — the three Olympic favorites this season — had the top three spots in an international race. No other driver was within a second of the winning time.

Humphries’ win came not long after Chris Spring and Neville Wright took gold in the two-man race. Spring and Wright barely held off countrymen Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz, winning by just two-hundredths of a second.

Latvia got the two-man bronze, after Oskars Melbardis and Daumants Dreiskens posted the second-best times in both heats.

Kripps is the World Cup overall two-man points leader after three races, just ahead of Spring.

Nick Cunningham and Ryan Bailey were the top US two-man sled, grabbing 11th. Cunningham slipped to fourth in the overall World Cup standings.

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