Bob-Dominator Francesco Friedrich (Oberbänburg) has at the half-time of the two-race its third Olympiagold in the sights – is difficult by teammate Johannes Lochner (Stuttgart) but difficult.
Friedrich, Double Champion of 2018, leads the classification at the winter games in China after two out of four runs the classification, Vice World Champion Lochner is only 0.15 seconds back.
Behind it gives a huge gap, Roc athlete Rostislaw Gaitjukewitsch (+0.94 seconds) already has almost a second behind. The third German starter Christoph Ohfer (+0.99) is in stroke distance to Bronzangang, so before the final two runs on Tuesday (from 13.15 o’clock mez / 20.15 o’clock oz) even a historic triple victory for the Team D is tangible.
Frederick presented a start (4,95) and railrecord (59.02) with his pusher Thorsten Margis, in the second lane, he first laid another record for the start. Then, the record world champion, who had not caught up well in training, but mistakes in the train. Lochner and his wobby Florian Bauer used this and worked close to the durable rivals with the running tour. Even oats showed good rides with Matthias Sommer, but was not like the rest of the field at eye level with the lace duo.
Other favorites made much heavier: The Canadian Olympic champion of Justin Kripps, with the Friedrich in South Korea had triumphed at the same time four years ago, is already 1.31 seconds as a tenth. The Brite Brad Hall also moves to a large residue with 1.36 seconds before the decision date.
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The 31-year-old Friedrich, who won 14 of 16 World Cup races in two and four in this winter, is the top favorite. The German flag carrier could equal with twice gold on the big and small sled after Olympics with icon Andre long. Lochner pages his first Olympic medal in the Yanqing Sliding Center.