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Geisenberger gets 5th luge World Cup win of season

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger extends overall lead with 5th luge World Cup win of season

Geisenberger gets 5th luge World Cup win of season

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) -- Germany's Natalie Geisenberger claimed her fifth luge World Cup win from six events to extend her commanding lead in the overall standings on Saturday.

The Olympic champion and defending titleholder was fastest in both runs for a combined time of 1 minute, 41.411 seconds, beating Canada's Alex Gough by 0.349 seconds and Germany's Dajana Eltberger by 0.460.

Emily Sweeney of the United States was fourth, ahead of Germans Tatjana Huefner and Anke Wischnewski.

Geisenberger leads the standings at the halfway stage with 570 points, ahead of Huefner on 390 and Eltberger on 371.

A doubles race was taking place later Saturday, with the men's competition and a team relay scheduled for Sunday.


Updated : 2021-09-18 13:02 GMT+08:00