24 Feb 2014

Zubkov completes double with four-man gold

7:41 am on 24 February 2014

Russian Alexander Zubkov secured a golden finale for the Winter Olympics hosts by adding the four-man bobsleigh crown to his two-man title in Sochi.

Zubkov, watched by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, held on to his slim overnight lead to take gold by nine hundredths of a second ahead of Latvia's Oskars Melbardis.

American Steve Holcomb, the 2010 champion, won bronze.

Holcomb also secured bronze in the two-man event.

Zubkov's double success helped Russia top the medals table with 13 golds.