Humphries, Spring sweep World Cup bobsled golds for Canada

Canada's Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lotholz race down the track during a women's World Cup bobsled race in Whistler, British Columbia, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada's Justin Kripps, of Summerland, B.C., and Alexander Kopacz, of London, Ont., compete in a two-man World Cup Bobsleigh race in Whistler, British Columbia, on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Kaillie Humphries added to her World Cup women’s points standings lead Friday night, getting her second win of the season and giving Canada a two-race sweep of bobsled golds on the day.

Humphries and Melissa Lotholz prevailed over Jamie Greubel Poser and Aja Evans of the U.S. by nearly a half-second. The U.S. team of Elana Meyers Taylor and Kehri Jones took the bronze.

It was the 14th time that Humphries, Greubel Poser and Meyers Taylor — the three Olympic favorites this season — had the top three spots in an international race. No other driver in the race was within a second of the winning time.

Humphries’ win came not long after Chris Spring and Neville Wright took gold in the two-man race. Spring and Wright barely held off countrymen Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz, winning by just two-hundredths of a second.

Latvia got the two-man bronze, after Oskars Melbardis and Daumants Dreiskens posted the second-best times in both heats.

Kripps is the World Cup overall two-man points leader after three races, just ahead of Spring.

Nick Cunningham and Ryan Bailey were the top U.S. two-man sled, grabbing 11th. Cunningham slipped to fourth in the overall World Cup standings.

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