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Germany’s Alexander Czudaj follows father by winning Youth Olympic title as he shares Monobob Gold with Romania’s Andrei Nica at Lausanne 2020

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Location: Olympia Bob Run, St Moritz, Switzerland

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On the final day of sliding in St Moritz, the most dramatic finish came in the Men’s Monobob, where Germany’s Alexander Czudaj and Andrei Nica of Romania ended up sharing the gold medal in a sport timed to one hundredth of a second.

It was a particularly sweet result for Czudaj, his father Harald, won Gold in the Men’s Fourman Bobsleigh in Lillehammer in 1994.

18-year-old Nica, who was fastest on the first run, looked on as his 17-year-old German rival set the time to beat.

Czudaj then suffered the anxious wait at the bottom of the run to see if his time was enough for victory. Nica made mistakes on his final run but he still enjoyed enough time end to tie with his German rival.

Both were given an overall time of 2:24.800. Quentin Sanzo of Liechtenstein won bronze.

Czudaj only took up the event when he suffered an arm injury that stopped him from taking part in javelin, and says his father is his inspiration

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