Germany, Russia, Latvia all medal twice at luge World Cup

February 9, 2019

OBERHOF, Germany (AP) — Germany, Russia and Latvia each earned two medals Saturday on the opening day of a luge World Cup weekend.

The German team of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won the doubles race, with fellow Germans Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken taking second. Latvia took the bronze there, with Andris Sics and Juris Sics finishing about one-third of a second off the winning time.

In men's singles, Russia's Semen Pavlichenko overtook countryman Roman Repilov in the second and final heat for the victory. Repilov held on for second and Latvia's Kristers Aparjods was third.

Tucker West was the top U.S. finisher in the men's race, placing 14th. Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman, the lone U.S. sled in the doubles race, finished 10th.