4 years after denying Austrian brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger a hat-trick of titles in Sochi, Wendl and Arlt put in two flawless runs at Pyeongchang’s Olympic Sliding Centre to edge out silver-profitable Austrian duo Peter Penz and Georg Fischler.
The favoured German pair of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken, who had gained nearly each main trophy over the previous two seasons, needed to be content material with bronze.
Germany have now gained two out of three of the luge titles on the Pyeongchang Video games, following Natalie Geisenberger’s second successive triumph within the ladies’s singles on Tuesday.
Wendl and Arlt had been decidedly second greatest to Eggert and Benecken all through the season however surprised the world champions with a scorching opening run of forty five.820 seconds to prime the timesheets.
German athletes have now gained eleven out of 15 of the doubles golds in luge courting again to the 1964 Innsbruck Video games.
Velocity skating: Dutch strike gold once more as Ter Mors wins 1,000m
Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors bounced again spectacularly from an damage-plagued season by claiming a gold medal within the Olympic ladies’s 1,000 meters on the Gangneung Oval on Wednesday.
The 28-yr-previous set an Olympic document of 1 minute, thirteen.fifty six seconds to complete forward of world document holder Nao Kodaira of Japan whose compatriot Miho Takagi took the bronze medal.
Ter Mors, who gained gold within the 1,500m at Sochi 4 years in the past, didn’t defend that title in South Korea after failing to qualify within the distance resulting from a persistent knee damage.
She confirmed no indicators of any lingering after-results as she zoomed across the monitor within the shorter race to shave zero.27 seconds off the Olympic document and set the quickest time recorded at sea degree.
The victory means Ter Mors has topped the rostrum in all three Olympic occasions she has taken half in, together with the 1,500 and workforce pursuit in Sochi.
She may even race within the 500m in South Korea.
Dutch skaters have topped the rostrum in all 5 velocity skating occasions held up to now, they usually elevated their tally to 9 medals from an out there 15.
Japan’s double podium got here on the expense of the USA, with Takagi bumping Brittany Bowe down into fourth place.
Fellow American Heather Bergsma, the world champion, continued to wrestle on the ice with an eighth-positioned end, to make sure the watch for the primary U.S. Olympic velocity skating medal in Pyeongchang continues.
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