Germany’s Mariama Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz stunned the USA by seven-hundredths of a second to win women’s bobsleigh gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics today.
The Germans, starting last in the final run, were behind America’s Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs in the upper sections before making up ground at the bottom to steal the title.
It means that Germany, with a cumulative winning time of 3min 22.45sec, pocket their fourth Olympic title in women’s bobsleigh to gain on the USA’s total of five.
Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Phylicia George took the bronze medal, 0.44sec behind the winners.
Nigeria, making history as their country’s first Winter Olympians, bumped off several walls in their final run to finish last, more than seven seconds adrift.
And Jamaica, sending their first female athletes to a Winter Games, totalled 3:24.94 to place one spot higher than the Nigerians in second last