January 29, 2012

Andi Langenhan of Germany set a track record on the Olympia course in winning a luge World Cup event Sunday.

Langenhan timed 1 minute, 6.130 seconds in his second run to complete his second victory of the season in a combined time of 2:12.624.

David Moeller was second, trailing Langenhan by 0.122, as Germans filled the top four places. Johannes Ludwig was third and World Cup leader Felix Loch was fourth.

Loch, the Olympic champion, leads Moeller by 120 points with two events remaining in Latvia and Russia.

Langenhan's 100 points lifted him to third overall, trailing Loch by 183.

Canada's Rochon wins World Cup aerials

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Canada's Olivier Rochon won the World Cup men's aerials event Sunday, and China's Xu Mengtao topped the women's field.

Rochon, from Gatineau, Quebec, finished with 125.67 points. China's Qi Guangpu was second at 124.34, and countryman Liu Zhongqing followed at 119.03.

"In my jump, I got scared because I went big and I had to stretch out a lot," Rochon said. "I managed to put down my feet, so I was happy."

Rochon leads the overall standings with 266 points, 71 more than Switzerland's Thomas Lambert.

Xu had 98.52 points. Teammate Cheng Shuang was second at 92.35, and Ukraine's Olga Volkova followed at 85.05.

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