Loch leads German 1-2-3 in Whistler

Sat, 10 Dec 04:58:00 2011

Olympic champion Felix Loch lead a German clean sweep of the medal places at the World Cup luge race in Whistler.

Felix Loch, of Germany, slides during his second run of the World Cup luge competition in Whistler, British Columbia - 0

Loch finished with a combined two-run time of one minute and 36.480 seconds ahead of Johannes Ludwig (1:36.758) and David Moller (1:36.778).

The meet is the first at the Whistler Sliding Centre since the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics when Georgian Nodar Kumaritashvili died in a training run crash.

Earlier Olympics champions and brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger won the doubles.

The Austrian duo set a new track record of 41.255 seconds in their first run before going on to post a combined time of 1:22.644 to take the gold.

Fellow Austrians Peter Penz and Georg Fischler finished second (1:22.888) followed by Italy’s Christian Oberstolz and Patrick Gruber (1:22.943).

Eurosport

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