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Melbardis' two-man bob team place third in season's final World Cup stage

Oskars Melbardis and Daumants Dreiskens. Photo: AFP.
 SOCHI (Russia), Feb 16 - Today, Latvian bobsleigh pilot Oskars Melbardis and his pusher Daumants Dreiskens placed third in the season's final Bobsleigh World Cup stage at Sochi, where next year's Winter Olympics will be held.

This is the fifth podium finish for Melbardis in his career.

With the third place finish, Melbardis' two-man bobsleigh team has also finished second overall in this season's Bobsleigh World Cup.

Beat Hefti's (Switzerland) bob finished in first place, 0.40 seconds ahead of Melbardis, while Germany's Thomas Florschuetz finishes in overall second place, 0.10 seconds ahead of Melbardis.

Meanwhile, Latvian youngster Oskars Kibermannis and his pusher Raivis Zirups finished in overall 20th place in today's stage.

The 4-man competition will be held tomorrow.
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