Kripps, the final driver on the track, had the lead for much of the fourth heat. Lueders also won two-man silver at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, for the country's other medal in the discipline.
Friedrich's team mates Johannes Lochner and brakeman Christopher Weber were in third place. Once the mob kind of dispersed a little bit Thorsten was giving me a hug, he was in my ear and he was like, 'It was three hundredths and two and then we tied.' I was like, 'We tied?' It's insane.
"They are unbelievable competitors, we have been friends and rivals for years. Franceso [Friedrich] laid down such an awesome run and Thorsten [Margis] has been pushing really well".
"One of the luge coaches came up to me in the dining hall (before the event) and said, 'You guys are going to feel right at home here because the ice looks just like Whistler.' If that's the case then we're excited because Whistler always has super-smooth, really fast ice", Kripps said.
Speaking on Tuesday, the 31-year-old Kripps said the achievement had only now begun to sink in and revealed the heartache that propelled him to the Olympic crown.
Significant Rainfall Expected In Region
It's getting warm in southwestern Ontario for the next few days, unseasonably warm, but the catch is it's also about to get wet. Temperatures are expected to be in the double digits this week , with highs of 15 C on Tuesday and 11 C on Wednesday.
"She also picked me to win gold in the two-man so she was still pretty sharp in her final days".
"I definitely think we've got more to give and can win a medal", Blondin said after the race.
Fantastic drama - and there'll be more to come with the women's event starting on Tuesday and the men's four-man at the weekend.
"I love the Olympic spirit and I hope this race will show it to the world", added Margis. "I was really happy that we could get it done in her honor".
Margis added that he was happy to see Melbardis finish with a bronze medal.
Kevin Koe has traded places with fellow Canadian skip Homan and is now the one searching for answers in South Korea after dropping his third consecutive game, a 9-7 extra-end decision to American John Shuster. He fought back too and he had some problems in the season.