LUGE

February 11, 1980

At the last Olympics, East Germany collected no fewer than five luge medals, winning golds in all three events, but this time two Italians, Paul Hildgartner and Karl Brunner, are the men to beat in the singles. They burned up the run at Lake Placid last December and then took first and second at the European championships. East Germany's top ace, Dettlef Günther, is injured, and his teammate Hans Rinn has a habit of crashing, especially in important competition. Still, there are plenty of fine lugers where they come from, especially the lusty trio of Hahn-Hahn-Hahn, Norbert (no relation) and the brothers Bernd and Ulrich, who should be one-two in the doubles, Norbert teaming with Rinn. In the women's division, Melitta Sollmann is poised to take top honors this time down.

MEN'S SINGLES

PAUL HILDGARTNER Italy
KARL BRUNNER Italy
BERNHARD GLASS East Germany

MEN'S DOUBLES

RINN-HAHN East Germany
HAHN-HAHN East Germany
KRIKIS-BREMZE U.S.S.R.

WOMEN'S SINGLES

MELITTA SOLLMANN East Germany
MARGIT SCHUMANN East Germany
ANGELIKA SCHAFFERER Austria

ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)