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Last Updated: Saturday, 25 February 2006, 19:22 GMT
Lange seals second bobsleigh gold
Germany I celebrate their gold medal win
Germany have completed a clean sweep of the bobsleigh medals
Germany's defending champion Andre Lange picked up his second gold of the Turin Games by leading his country to victory in the four-man bobsleigh.

Lange, who took the top prize in the two-man bob, was quickest after two of the four runs with a combined time of one minute 50.50 seconds.

And despite the efforts of the Russians in the last two runs, he held off to win by 0.13 seconds.

Switzerland completed the medal winners with the bronze.

Lange's victory saw him become the first driver to take both bobsleigh gold medals at a single Winter Olympics since East German Wolfgang Hoppe in 1984.

He was ably supported in the four-man bob by Rene Hoppe, Kevin Kuske and Martin Putze.

"I didn't look at the clock, I just focused on my run and getting down as fast as possible," said Lange after his fourth and final run.

"We took a deep breath and at the finish line we saw the thumbs-up so we knew we had won."

The result saw Germany become the first country to unite all three Olympic bobsleigh titles, having already captured the two-man and women's titles.

The British quartet of Lee Johnston, Martin Wright, Karl Johnston and Dan Humphries finished down in 17th place after the four runs.


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