Bobsleigh bronze for Canada’s Rush

Lyndon Rush and Canada 1 captured a bronze medal in four-man bobsleigh at the Vancouver Winter Games on Saturday.

Rush, of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, and his crew of Chris Le Bihan, Lascelles Brown, and David Bissett missed the silver medal by 0.01 seconds.

“I’m conflicted right now, you know what I mean because those guys did a good job, but it stings to lose by a hundredth too,” Rush told CTV.

Canada was edged out by legendary German pilot Andre Lange , who was going for his fifth Olympic bobsleigh gold medal.

Stephen Holcomb led the United States to gold, marking the first time an American crew has won the event since 1942.

“We’ve worked so hard and gone through so much in the last four years,” the U.S. pilot told NBC, “To end on a high note like this is huge. It’s overwhelming.”

Canadian veteran Pierre Lueders applauded the winning crew to NBC. “It’s  great for the U.S. They’ve been competitive for so long, but have been shut out quite a few times.”

Lueders finished fifth along with his crew of Justin Kripps, Jesse Lumsden, and Neville Wright.

“We really wanted to be on the podium, but it’s an honour to be here,”  Lumsden told CTV.

The bronze for Rush and his crew is the third bobsleigh medal of the Olympics for Canada, who also won gold and silver in women’s bobsleigh.

About this article

By: Danny Maloney
Posted: Feb 28 2010 10:55 pm
Filed under: Winter Games