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Kripps, teammates walk away from crash

Summerland's Justin Kripps and the rest of his team were able to walk away from a crash during the second of four runs in the men's four man bobsleigh competition in Sochi.

Kripps, piloting the four man sled crashed heading into a left hand turn.

The sled flipped onto its right side then upside down and slid the rest of the way across the finish line.

Medical crews and other members of the Canadian delegation attended to the athletes, however, all four were seen walking away from the crash.

"I'd be lying if I said that one didn't hurt. Thanks for all the support, we were laying it all out there #cashorcrash," Kripps stated on his Twitter account following the crash.

The Canadian Olympic Team tweeted, "Disappointed, but they all walked off on their own and that's the only thing that matters now."

Prior to the race the Canadian bobsleigh crews were changed, in an effort to maximize their medal chances.

Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell were moved from the Canada 1 sled to Kripps' Canada 3 entry.

Kripps had been the most consistent driver during the bobsleigh competition.


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