Updated 06:47 AM EDT, Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Sochi 2014 Olympics Bobsleigh Finals Live Stream and Results: Russia Leads Race, USA Still in Mix

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The two-man bobsleigh competition will reach its penultimate stage Monday as teams compete for a podium finish at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

The Russian pair of Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda will be the gold medal favorites heading into the finals after taking advantage of their familiarity with the track during the first two heats.

Zubkov and Voevoda clock a combined time of 1:52.82 after the first two heats. Zubkov did great in his first run as he set a new track record of 56.25 seconds. He also recorded the fastest time in the second run to give the Russians the lead heading into the finals.

Far behind the Russian pair is the Swiss team of Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann. The Swiss pair clocked 1:53.14, which is .32 seconds behind the pace-setting Russians.

Team U.S.A.'s Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton are currently in third place heading into Monday's medal round. Holcomb finished second in the first run, but dropped to third after the second run with a combined time of 1:53.18, which is just .04 behind the second place Swiss pair.

Holcomb and Langton vowed to be at their best during Monday's final. However, Holcomb admitted though that it will be tough to beat the Russian pair because of their familiarity with the track.

According to Holcomb, he and Langton have only been down on the track about 40 times; by comparison, the Russians have been training on the same track for quite some time.

"The hometown guy is going to be tough to beat," Holcomb told USA Today. "It'll be tough, but it's possible [to catch Zubkov]. He's the most experienced driver on this hill. You can't sit there and expect him to make a mistake."

Holcomb, who won gold in the four-man competition during the 2010 Vancouver Games, will look to make history as he tries to become the first American to win a medal in a two-man Olympic bobsleigh competition since the 1952 Oslo Olympics.

The full TV schedule of the two-man bobsleigh finals is available here. Fans can also catch the action via live stream through NBC Olympics Live Extra. A complete start list and running results are available here.

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