Germany’s Felix Loch Wins Gold in the Luge


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ALEXANDER KLEIN AFP(KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia) — Germany’s Felix Loch wins gold again. 

The 24-year-old Loch, who won gold in Vancouver four years ago, finished his four luge runs in 3 minutes, 27.562 seconds, which was .0476 seconds faster than Russia’s Albert Demchenko, who finished with the silver. 

Loch broke his own course record on his third run of the day, finishing in 51.613 seconds. The win earns Germany its 10th gold in 14 events since the luge debuted at the 1964 Innsbruck Games. 

Demchenko, who also earned the silver at the 2006 Turin Games, posted a final run of 51.707 seconds, allowing Loch to take a huge .388 second lead into his final run.

Italy’s Armin Zoeggeler finished with his bronze. The 40-year-old has now won a medal in a record six straight games.  

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