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Croatian Two & Four-Man Bobsleigh Team at Winter Olympics for First Time

Croatian bobsleigh teams off to South Korea (Screenshot)

Croatia will have both a two-man and four-man bobsleigh team at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games for the first time in its history.

After the two-man team of Drazen Silic and Mate Mezulic qualified for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games when they finished 9th (2:01.03) at the North American Cup at Lake Placid, the four-man team has obtained their ticket to the Games just two days later.

The four-man team, made up of Pilot Drazen Silic and pushers Martin Maric, Mate Mezulic and Damjan Zlatnar, attain the Olympic standard when they finished 7th at the same meeting at Lake Placid.

The Croatian team finished 2.87 seconds behind the winning American team but did enough to qualify for the Games.

(Photo: Twitter)

Previously Croatia has only had a four-man bobsleigh team at the Olympics, appearing for the first time at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

The 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be held from 9-25 February in South Korea.

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