Melbārdis gets first medal for Latvia at 2018 Winter Olympics in two-man bob

Latvia scored the first medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics with Oskars Melbārdis' two-man bob ranking third in a four-round run. 

Canadian two-man bobsleigh team of Justin Kripps tied Germany's Francesco Friedrich for the gold medal position, meaning both teams win gold.

The Latvia-1 bob team piloted by Melbārdis, with brakeman Jānis Strenga, finished third. After lying in fourth place after the first two runs, Melbārdis pulled out a near-flawless final run to be in with a real chance of gold. However, the Canadian and German teams did just enough to stay ahead despite making some mistakes. 

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Meanwhile the Latvia-2 bob team piloted by Oskars Kibermanis also made the top ten, finishing in ninth place, after being in sixth place after the first two runs. 
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