Christine de Bruin celebrated her 30th birthday on Sunday with her first career World Championship medal, a bronze, with teammate Kristen Bujnowski.
The duo had a combined total of 3:31.25 for their four runs. Ahead of them on the podium were German teams Mariama Jamanka and Annika Drazek (3:30.08) and Stephanie Schneider and Ann-Christin Strack (3:31.14)
Germany’s Mariama Jamanka, third left, and Annika Drazek, fourth left, hold the trophy after winning the women’s bobsleigh event while posing with Germany’s Ann-Christin Strack, left, and Stephanie Schneider, second left, who finished second, and Canada’s Christine de Bruin, second right, of Stony Plain, Alta., and Kristen Bujnowski, right, of Moose Jaw, Sask., who finished third, at the Bobsleigh World Championships in Whistler, B.C., on Sunday March 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada finished in second place, 0.15 seconds behind German Team 2 and ahead of USA Team 2 by 0.64 seconds.
Team Canada, left, (Dave Greszczyszyn, Christine De Bruin, Kristen Bujnowski, Mirela Rahneva, Nick Poloniato and Keefer Joyce) celebrate their silver medal in the team competition on Sunday March 3, 2019 at the IBSF World Championships in Whistler, B.C. (IBSF/Viesturs Lācis)
Canada has a total of three medals from this weekend at the IBSF World Championships in Whistler. The 4-man bobsleigh title, along with men’s and women’s skeleton champions, will be decided next weekend.