LUGE: Third seasonal win for Kindl in Calgary

Austria's World Champion Wolfgang Kindl

Austria’s Wolfgang Kindl won the men’s world title back in 2017, but has never won a seasonal World Cup title. He’s trying to change that this season, as he won his third World Cup race in a row in Calgary (CAN).

He had the fastest time in the first run and then backed it up with the second-best time in the second race to claim a 1:29.249-1:29.315 win over Russia’s Roman Repilov.

Kindl now has a 370-265 seasonal lead over defending World Cup champ Felix Loch (GER) and Johannes Ludwig (GER).

In the women’s competition, Germany’s Julia Taubitz ended teammate Natalie Geisenberger’s streak of three straight wins to start the season, but Geisenberger claimed the silver medal. That extends her streak of winning World Cup medals to 23 straight events. Summaries:

FIL Luge World Cup
Calgary (CAN) ~ 7-8 December 2018
(Full results here)

Men’s Singles: 1. Wolfgang Kindl (AUT), 1:29.249; 2. Roman Repilov (RUS), 1:29.315; 3. David Gleirscher (AUT), 1:29.370; 4. Felix Loch (GER), 1:29.399; 5. Kevin Fischnaller (ITA), 1:29.431. Also: 8. Tucker West (USA), 1:29.598; … 21. Jonathan Gustafson (USA), 1:30.339; … 24. Chris Mazdzer (USA), 1:30.433.

Men’s Doubles: 1. Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt (GER), 1:27.489; 2. Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken (GER), 1:27.580; 3. Thomas Steu/Lorenz Koller (AUT), 1:27.761; 4. Vsevolod Kashkin/Konstantin Korshunov (RUS), 1:27.899; 5. Chris Mazdzer/Jayson Terdiman (USA), 1:27.930.

Women’s Singles: 1. Julia Taubitz (GER), 1:33.408; 2. Natalie Geisenberger (GER), 1:33.512; 3. Kimberley McRae (CAN), 1:33.885; 4. Andrea Voetter (ITA), 1:33.953; 5. Summer Britcher (USA), 1:33.955. Also: 6. Emily Sweeney (USA), 1:33.957; … 14. Raychel Germaine (USA), 1:34.474; … 15. Brittney Arndt (USA), 1:34.483.

Team Relay: 1. Germany (Taubitz, Loch, Wendl/Arlt), 2:21.550; 2. United States (Britcher, West, Mazdzer/Terdiman), 2:21.819; 3. Austria, 2:21.920; 4. Russia, 2:21.986; 5. Latvia, 2:22.068.

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