Geisenberger leads German sweep at luge World Cup event

Natalie Geisenberger celebrates her victory in the women's luge World Cup race.

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OBERHOF, Germany — Natalie Geisenberger led a German sweep of the top three positions to extend her commanding lead in the standings with her sixth luge World Cup win from seven on Sunday.

The Olympic and World Cup champion was fastest in the first run and quick enough in the second to win in a combined time of 1 minute, 23.104 seconds, edging Tatjana Huefner by 0.072 seconds and Dajana Eltberger by 0.255.

Canada’s Alex Gough was the highest placed non-German in fourth, 0.368 back, ahead of Germany’s Anke Wischnewski in fifth.

Geisenberger leads the standings after seven of 12 events with 670 points, ahead of Huefner on 475 and Eltberger on 441.