Geisenberger stays perfect in luge World Cup
KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) — Natalie Geisenberger won her sixth luge World Cup in as many tries this season on Saturday, putting the German on the cusp of wrapping up the points title with three races remaining.
Geisenberger rallied in the second heat to beat countrywoman Tatjana Huefner by 0.105 seconds, winning with a two-run time of 1:40.591. Huefner led by 0.108 seconds after one run.
Canada’s Alex Gough was third, 0.331 seconds back.
Geisenberger has 600 points, 199 better than Gough with three races left. Another win would wrap up the season title for Geisenberger, a huge favorite for Olympic gold.
In the doubles, Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt extended their points lead by beating fellow Germans Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken by 0.297 seconds.
Wendl and Arlt finished in 1:39.956 for their fifth win in six races this season. Eggert and Benecken were second in 1:40.253. Canada’s Tristan Walker and Justin Snith were third in 1:40.709.
Wendl and Arlt lead Eggert and Benecken by 140 points in the season standings.