Luge Display From Wendl and Arlt Keeps Germany on top of Medal Board




Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt won a second successive Olympic doubles luge gold for Germany at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday.
Peter Penz and Georg Fischler of Austria took the silver ahead of Germany's bronze-winning pair Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken.

With seven gold, two silver and three bronze, Germany have one more medal than Netherlands in total, but outnumber them 7-5 in gold medals on Day 5.

Art and Wendl were joined by compatriots and reigning world champions Sascha Benecken and Toni Eggert on the podium, just as they had been at Sochi 2014.

The victors were forced to find their best form after Austria duo Peter Penz and Georg Fischler, who finished in the silver medal position, had clocked a combined time of 131. 785 seconds to take the lead with only the reigning champions left to race.

Art and Wendl withstood the pressure, and clocked an impressive second run which was enough to see them win by just 0.088 seconds.


(Reuters) (Olympic.org)
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