German women dominate, Austrians win luge doubles

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WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Natalie Geisenberger won her fifth luge World Cup event of the season Sunday, leading a German sweep of the top four places.

Geisenberger beat Anke Wischnewski by .020 seconds to stretch her overall lead in the World Cup standings two weeks before the world championships in Whistler, Canada.

Olympic champion Tatjana Huefner was third and Corinna Martini fourth.

Olympic champions Andreas and Wolfgang Linger of Austria won the men's doubles, becoming the first non-Germans to win the event in seven races this season.

Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken of Germany placed second, ahead of Italy's Christian Oberstolz and Patrick Gruber.



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