January 30, 2016

KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger of Germany won her third luge world championship on Saturday.

Geisenberger shot down her home track track in 50.390 seconds and then 50.409. Her combined time beat Martina Kocher of Switzerland by 0.256.

Tatiana Ivanova of Russia was third, followed by Germany's Tatjana Huefner and Latvia's Eliza Cauce.

Earlier, Olympic champions Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany secured their third world championship by winning the doubles sprint ahead of compatriots Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken.

The men's singles is scheduled for Sunday.

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