Bobsleigh - Friedrich and Baecker claim two-man bobsleigh world title

Germany were able to finally celebrate another two-man bobsleigh world title after Francesco Friedrich and Jannis Baecker didn't miss a beat in St Moritz.

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Bobsleigh - Friedrich and Baecker claim two-man bobsleigh world title
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Germany's Friedrich and Baecker (Reuters)

The last German pair to be crowned world champions were Andre Lange and Kevin Kuske back in 2008, but fast forward five years and Friedrich and Baecker were well placed to repeat the feat as they lead after the first two runs.

And the duo were clearly in no mood to let the chance to write their names in the history books pass them by as they never looked like relinquishing top spot in their final two runs.

Sitting second overnight were Swizterland's Beat Hefti and Thomas Lamparter and they actually clocked a faster time by 0.02 seconds than Friedrich and Baecker in the third run as they came down in 1:06.32 minutes.

However Friedrich and Baecker responded in the final run, recording the fastest time of the competition as they crossed the line in 1:05.34 minutes to give them a total winning time of 4:22.78 minutes, 0.56 seconds faster than their Swiss rivals.

And completing the podium were Germany's Thomas Florschuetz and Andreas Bredau as they leapfrogged defending champion Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton to take bronze.

Meanwhile, Great Britain's John Jackson and Craig Pickering climbed one place overnight to finish the competition in 19th, with a total time of 4:28.20 minutes.

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