After 2 of 4 runs Michael Fogg is 12th in the 4-man bobsleigh, with Germany’s Francesco Friedrich taking the lead.
The first day of competing in the four-man bobsleigh didn’t go well for Michael Vogt. The 24-year-old from Schwyz and brake man Luca Rulli, Cyril Pierre and Sandro Michele didn’t make it into the first round in particular. Coming out of curve 6, the Swiss sled got stuck and took a hit and lost a lot of speed as a result. Vogt, who finished fourth in the two-man bobsleigh, made some minor mistakes.
In the second round, Vogt also didn’t get quite as far as he wanted, but he lost less speed and was clearly able to improve. The Swiss quartet set the seventh best time in the second half and in the first half was 12th, 1.45 seconds behind the fastest bobsled.
After the successful reaction, Vogt announced that he wanted the “full attack” on Sunday, the coach polymechanic announced. The gap in the diploma is 0.33 sec.
Friedley back – Friedrich in the lead
As expected, the second Swiss sled with pilot Simon Friedley and thrusters Adrian Fässler, Fabio Badraun and Andreas Haas had more problems than Vogt. The guy from Solothurn wasn’t able to get used to the track at the Yanqing sliding center in the two-man pop and didn’t do the same in the four-man pop either. In the first half, he’s 24th (+2.72secs behind) and he has to worry about Sunday’s fourth race, which is only a top 20 finish.
Not surprisingly, Germany’s Francesco Friedrich was in the lead. The two-man bobsleigh champion is on his way to claiming his fourth Olympic gold after already winning the bobsleigh in the two-man 4-man bobsleigh in Pyeongchang. In the first round, he had to give way to his compatriot Johannes Lochner, but he corrected the balance of power in the second round and is now 0.03s ahead of his German opponent.