Luge - Loch leads German one-two-three

Germany dominated the men's singles race at the 44th FIL Luge World Championships in Whistler as Felix Loch led a clean sweep of the medals for his country.

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German luger Felix Loch (AFP)

Defending champion and hot favourite Loch stormed down the track in 48.133 seconds and 48.242 to edge out compatriot Andi Langenhan by 0.375s overall.

Johannes Ludwig claimed third, 0.4s off the blistering pace set by Loch.

Another German David Moeller came in fourth, confirming the nation's absolute dominance of the discipline.

Men's singles top 10 results:

1 GER Felix Loch 48.133 /48.242 /1:36.375

2 GER Andi Langenhan 48.316 /48.434/ 1:36.750 +00.375

3 GER Johannes Ludwig 48.338/ 48.437/ 1:36.775 +00.400

4 GER David Möller 48.424 /48.362/ 1:36.786 +00.411

5 CAN Sam Edney 48.446 /48.350 /1:36.796 +00.421

6 USA Chris Mazdzer 48.581 /48.543/ 1:37.124 +00.749

7 RUS Albert Demtschenko /48.578 48.552 /1:37.130 +00.755

8 AUT Wolfgang Kindl 48.573 /48.596 /1:37.169 +00.794

9 LAT Inars Kivlenieks 48.622 /48.559/ 1:37.181 +00.806

10 AUT Daniel Pfister 48.602/ 48.654 /1:37.256 +00.881

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