World Cup Silver For Mt. Brydges Bobsledder Bujnowski

Courtesy Canadian Olympic Team
by Agnes Wong

Kristen Bujnowski of Mt. Brydes (left( and pilot Christine de Bruin celebrate World Cup silver medal. Photo: Twitter.

Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski of Mt. Brydges slid to the second step of the 2-woman bobsleigh podium in Lake Placid, New York on Friday. Justin Kripps and Cameron Stones followed with a 2-man bronze.

de Bruin and Bujnowski had a two-run total time of 1:55.17, 0.38 seconds behind winners Elana Taylor Meyes and Kwaza Lake of the United States. German pair Stephanie Schneider and Levi Deborah finished in third with a time of 1:55.27.

Bujnowski, who studied Mechanical Engineering at Western University, now lives in Calgary at her training home.

Reigning Olympic champions Kripps and Stones won bronze in the 2-man bobsleigh with a total time of 1:52.65. They finished behind Frenchmen Romain Heinrich and Dorian Hauterville (1:52.63). Germans Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis claimed the top spot on the podium (1:52.35). At PyeongChang 2018, Kripps and Stones tied Friedrich and Margis for the gold medal.

Also competing for Canada was Chris Spring and Neville Wright who finished sixth, while Nicholas Poloniato and Benjamin Coakwell tied for ninth.

Competition continues through Saturday with the 4-man bobsleigh.

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