Lyndon Rush leads two-man sled to bronze medal

Lyndon Rush of Sylvan Lake piloted the Canada 1 two-man sled to a bronze-medal finish in a World Cup bobsled event Saturday in Winterburg, Germany.

Lyndon Rush of Sylvan Lake piloted the Canada 1 two-man sled to a bronze-medal finish in a World Cup bobsled event Saturday in Winterburg, Germany.

The 32-year-old Rush, who won the silver two weeks ago in Whistler, B.C., with Lascelles Brown, teamed up with 30-year-old Jesse Lumsden of Burlington, Ont., to win the bronze after posting a combined time of 1:51.41. It was the fourth World Cup medal for the Canadian duo, since teaming up last year.

“We normally find the Winterberg track really difficult, but our runs worked out really well today,” said Rush. “I’d like to say a big thank you to my whole team.”

It was the fourth two-man, and eighth overall World Cup medal of Rush’s career to go along with his Olympic bronze and World Championship silver medal that he won with Lumsden last year in Lake Placid, N.Y.

In Sunday’s four-man race, heavy snow and windy conditions got the best of Rush and his team of Ottawa’s Cody Sorensen, Lumsden and Edmonton’s Neville Wright in the Canada 1 sled. The top Canucks placed 13th in 1:51.33.