Olympic Men's Bobsled 2014: Live Results, Analysis and Highlights of 4-Man Event

Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2014

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 23:  Pilot Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov and Alexey Voevoda of Russia team 1 celebrate winning the gold medal during the Men's Four-Man Bobsleigh on Day 16 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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The Russians closed out the bobsleigh competition in Sochi in style on Sunday afternoon, winning the gold in the four-man bobsleigh race and completing a sweep of the men's events.

Russia 1, which held a slight advantage coming into Sunday's final two heats, widened their lead in the third heat, and then just held on in the finals to capture the gold. 

Alexander Zubkov, who piloted the gold-medal winning sleigh, also captured gold in the two-man competition during the Sochi Games, giving Russia a sweep at the top of the podium in men's bobsleigh.

Latvia, who came into Sunday just 0.04 seconds behind the Russians, put forth two solid runs on the sloppy track on Sunday, but they weren't able to catch the top spot. They settled for silver.

Steven Holcomb, who also captured bronze in the two-man event, piloted United States 1 to another bronze-medal finish. 

It was the final medal captured by the American team in Sochi and its 28th overall.