Canadian bobsledders walk away from ugly crash

Canada 3 flips over during its second heat at the Sanki Sliding Center in Sochi, Russia, on...

Canada 3 flips over during its second heat at the Sanki Sliding Center in Sochi, Russia, on Saturday, February 22, 2014. (Didier Debusschere/QMI Agency)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 3:20 PM ET

Four Canadian bobsledders walked away from an ugly crash at the Sanki Sliding Center at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday night.

The Canada 3 sled crashed during the second heat in the four-man bobsled competition, but all four walked off under their own steam.

The sled tipped over as it went into a corner and slid down the track upside down and on its side.

The sled consisted of pilot Justin Kripps, along with Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell.

Kripps was substituting for Chris Spring, who moved on to the Canada 1 sled.

Kripps won the last World Cup two-man event in Konigssee, Germany prior to the Sochi Olympics.

Canada 2, piloted by Lyndon Rush, is in 10th after two heats at the Sochi Olympics.

Canada 1, piloted by Spring, is tied for 13th while Canada 3 sits in last place with two heats to go.

— Steve Buffery

 


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