Loch extends lead with Oberhof win

Sun, 15 Jan 11:30:00 2012

Olympic champion Felix Loch took his fourth FIL Luge World Cup win of the season and second successive on home soil in Germany to further extend his lead at the top of the overall standings.

Felix Loch of Germany loses control of his sled in the men's World Cup luge competition in Calgary, Alberta December 17, 2011. - 0

Loch travelled to Oberhof having won in Igls, Whistler as well as Koenigssee last time out as well on top of a second in Calgary and was his consistent best to top the podium once again.

Loch produced the fastest first run, 43.921seconds, and second-quickest second outing, 44.121, for an overall winning time of 1:28.042 in Germany.

And he was joined on the podium by two German teammates, David Moller securing second just 0.209 behind and Andi Langenhan third just 0.08 further away.

Germany have been dominating the World Cup this year with Moller second in the overall standings with 370 points – 115 shy of Loch’s total of 485.

Johannes Ludwig, seventh in Oberhof is third with 311 while Langenhan is fifth behind reigning World Cup champion Armin Zoeggeler, who matched his overall standing of fourth.

Sportsbeat / Eurosport

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