Julia Taubitz of Germany received a World Cup luge race on Saturday in a single minute 44.971 seconds, prevailing on an afternoon the place snow piling up at the observe befuddled many sliders in Koenigssee, Germany.
American Summer Britcher was once 2d in 1:45.391 and Austrian Hannah Prock completed 3rd in 1:45.586 for her first World Cup medal. German megastar Natalie
Geisenberger was once one of the who struggled within the snow and completed 8th on her house observe, finishing a streak of 25 consecutive World Cup races with a medal for the Olympic champion.
Calgary’s Carolyn Maxwell, who posted a career-best 10th-place end in early December, was once 11th as race officers made up our minds to sweep the observe after each and every 3 sliders.
Those who have been at the observe instantly following the sweep reaped the advantages whilst others had to buckle down and do the snow, dropping huge quantities of pace and throwing in the towel of the medal hunt.
Ekaterina Katnikova of Russia, who led after the primary warmth and took good thing about blank ice, was once 22nd on a snow-covered observe in the second one warmth and completed 17th general. Geisenberger controlled to stay her World Cup general lead, her benefit over Taubitz trimmed to 17 issues.
Britcher remained 3rd within the general standings after incomes her 2d silver medal of the season.
Conditions have been a bit of other within the previous doubles race Saturday, and the consequences have been extra predictable.
Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken prevailed for Germany, with countrymen Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt completing 2d. Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller took 3rd for Austria.
The U.S. sled of Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman was once 9th.
It was once the 6th medal of the season for the Eggert-Benecken sled, and the fourth gold.