Result: Fifth gold medal of Sochi Games for Russia

Russian Federation pick up their fifth gold medal of the Sochi Games, courtesy of Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda in the two-man bobsleigh event.

Winter Olympics host nation Russia have picked up their fifth gold medal of the Sochi Games after triumph in the two-man bobsleigh event.

Gold Medallist, Russia-1 pilot Alexander Zubkov and brakeman Alexey Voevoda celebrate during the Bobsleigh Two-man Flower Ceremony at the Sliding Center Sanki during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 17, 2014

Pilot Alexander Zubkov and brakeman Alexey Voevoda clocked up a combined time of 3:45.39 to finish in first place, with Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann of Switzerland finishing in second.

The bronze medal was taken by the United States, after Steve Holcomb, who won the four-man event four years ago in Vancouver, failed to improve on a third-place finish from the first day of competition.

Russian Federation pair Zubkov and Voevoda also set a new track record en route to their gold medal victory with a time of 56.08s in the third run.

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