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Olympics: Germany sweep to perfect fourth luge gold

Germany completed a clean sweep of luge gold medals at the Winter Olympics on Thursday when they captured the team relay title.

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia: Germany completed a clean sweep of luge gold medals at the Winter Olympics on Thursday when they captured the team relay title.

Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch and the pairing of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt had already won gold in men's, women's singles and doubles respectively before making it four out of four in the new relay discipline which included one man, one woman and one doubles team.

The German team clocked 2 minutes 45.649 seconds to finish 1.030 seconds ahead of hosts Russia, who were represented by Tatyana Ivanova, 42-year-old Albert Demchenko and the doubles team of Alexander Denisyev with Vladislav Antonov.

Latvia, which featured Eliza Tiruma, Martins Rubens and brothers Andris and Juris Sics were third in 2:47.295.

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