January 28, 2012

Austrian brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger won a men's doubles luge World Cup event before Germany's Tatjana Huefner won the women's race, and Saturday's winners lead the overall standings.

The Lingers had a combined two-run time of 1 minute, 46.691 seconds, edging Germany's Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken by 0.040 seconds. Germany's Tobias Wendel and Tobias Arlt were third.

The brothers, who are two-time Olympic champions, got 100 World Cup points to lead defending champions Wendel and Arlt by 15 overall.

Olympic and world champion Huefner timed 1:46.933 to head a German podium sweep with Natalie Geisenberger and Anke Wischnewski.

Huefner, seeking her fifth World Cup title, leads Geisenberger by 90 points.

Japan's Daiki Ito wins World Cup ski jump event

Daiki Ito of Japan edged Norway's Anders Bardal for the first World Cup ski jump victory of his career on Saturday.

Ito finished with 252.6 points after making jumps of 134 and 130 meters on the large hill. Bardal had jumps of 134 and 135 meters but was deducted style points and finished second with 252.5 points.

"My jumps weren't great but the conditions really helped me," Ito said. "I am really happy but next time I'd like to win move convincingly."

In third place was Poland's Kamil Stoch who had jumps of 130 and 127 meters for 247.2 points. Overall World Cup leader Andreas Kofler of Austria was ninth with 228.7 points.

Grabner, Kober win snowboarding World Cup races

Siegfried Grabner led an Austrian sweep of a men's snowboarding World Cup parallel giant slalom on Saturday, while Amelie Kober of Germany defended her title in the women's event.

Grabner finished ahead of compatriots Lukas Mathies and two-time Sudelfeld winner Andreas Prommegger for his 14th World Cup win, and first since January 2009.

Roland Fischnaller of Italy still leads the overall standings after finishing sixth. Austria's Benjamin Karl was second ahead of Prommegger, who remained the most successful Sudelfeld athlete after winning in 2009 and 2010.

Kober beat Austria's Marion Kreiner in the women's final to repeat her 2010 win on her home slope and claim her 10th World Cup victory. Ekaterina Tudegesheva of Russia finished third.

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