Canada, Germany share gold in thrilling two-man bobsleigh

Canada and Germany shared gold in a remarkable climax to the two-man bobsleigh on Monday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Canada, led by Hawaiian-born Justin Kripps, went in the final run to snatch a place alongside the Francesco Friedrich-piloted German duo at the top of the podium.

Bronze went to Latvia in the high-octane event in which competitors whizz around the icy track at speeds of up to 150 kilometres (90 miles) per hour.

The medal places were fiercely contested throughout, with a mere 0.13secs splitting five teams -- three of them German -- going into the last run.