THE only nation to come to an Olympics and leave with all three bobsled gold medals was Germany, which pulled off the title triple 12 years ago.
Francesco Friedrich has the Germans in position to do it again. Friedrich and his team of Candy Bauer, Martin Grothkopp and Thorsten Margis leads by nearly three-tenths of a second after the first two heats of the four-man competition.
Australia are in 23rd and face a real uphill battle to get in the top 20 and beat the country’s best-ever Olympic performance from way back in 1994 in Lillehammer.
Meanwhile, Canada’s Sebastien Toutant bounced back from last place in the slopestyle to win the first ever snowboard big air Olympic title, in front of the watching Ivanka Trump.
The 25-year-old Toutant scored 174.25 points from his best two jumps with American Kyle Mack finishing on 168.75 points to take silver and Britain’s Billy Morgan in bronze.