2014 Olympics – Double’s Luge

From Sochi, Russia

It’s another luge gold medal for Germany, this time in double’s luge.  The team of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt set a track record in their first heat and cruised to victory by a half-second over the Austrian duo of Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger.  Andris Sics and Juris Sics of Latvia took third after the Austrian team of Peter Penz and Gregor Fischler crashed on their second run.

Canadian Duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith couldn’t quite make their way into medal position, being out-paced by .05, settling for fourth, while the Russian team of Denisyev and Antonov took fifth.

The United States couldn’t back up female slider Erin Hamlin’s historic run.  The team of Niccum / Terdiman finished 11th, while Mortensen / Griffall scored 14th.

Results:

Pos Names Nation Draw Run 1 Run 2 Total
1 Tobias Wendl / Tobias Arlt GER 4 49.373 49.560 1:38.933
2 Andreas Linger / Wolfgang Linger AUT 2 49.685 49.770 1:39.455
3 Andris Sics / Juris Sics LAT 9 49.880 49.910 1:39.790
4 Tristan Walker / Justin Snith CAN 1 49.857 49.983 1:39.840
5 Alexander Denisyev / Vladislav Antonov RUS 12 49.936 50.013 1:39.949
6 Christian Oberstolz / Patrick Gruber ITA 10 49.976 50.043 1:40.019
7 Ludwig Rieder / Patrick Rastner ITA 7 50.064 49.975 1:40.039
8 Toni Eggert / Sascha Benecken GER 8 50.274 49.944 1:40.218
9 Vladislav Yuzhakov / Vladimir Makhnutin RUS 3 50.068 50.269 1:40.337
10 Oskars Gudramovics / Peteris Kalnins LAT 18 50.388 50.074 1:40.462
11 Christian Niccum / Jayson Terdiman USA 6 50.354 50.591 1:40.945
12 Marian Zemanik / Jozef Petrulak SVK 13 50.548 50.409 1:40.957
13 Lukas Broz / Antonin Broz CZE 5 50.665 50.387 1:41.052
14 Matthew Mortensen / Preston Griffall USA 16 50.637 51.066 1:41.703
15 Patryk Poreba / Karol Mikrut POL 14 51.010 51.170 1:42.180
16 Marek Solcansky / Karol Stuchlak SVK 15 50.904 51.481 1:42.385
17 Oleksandr Obolonchyk / Roman Zakharkiv UKR 19 51.795 51.233 1:43.028
18 Jinyong Park / Jung Myung Cho KOR 17 51.643 51.475 1:43.118
19 Peter Penz / Gregor Fischler AUT 11 49.793 54.252 1:44.045
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