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Germany’s Ludwig Wins Men’s Luge Gold

Feb 6, 2022, 7:08 AM

Felix Loch of Team Germany slides during the Men's Singles Luge Run 3 on day two of the Beijing 202...

Felix Loch of Team Germany slides during the Men's Singles Luge Run 3 on day two of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Sliding Centre on February 06, 2022 in Yanqing, China. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

BEIJING (AP) — Johannes Ludwig of Germany is the Olympic champion in men’s luge, adding that to the World Cup overall title he won this season.

It’s the 11th time in 16 Olympics that a German man — counting the days of East Germany and West Germany in there — has won the luge title. Wolfgang Kindl of Austria was second and Dominik Fischnaller of Italy was third.

Ludwig led after all four heats. He set the tone for Sunday’s final two runs of the competition by setting a track record leading off the third heat, putting more pressure on everyone else in the field to catch him.

Nobody did. Only Kindl came close. Chris Mazdzer was the top American, finishing eighth.

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Just a year after Japan’s summer Olympics, the Games are back for a winter show in Beijing, China. The unusually short gap between Games is due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Strict precautions and enforced virus prevention protocol are in place to help keep athletes, coaches and personnel safe. 

Beijing is the capital of China, with a population of more than 20 million people and the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic games. It is one of the largest cities in the world and is 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time. There are 13 different venues in and around Beijing that will be used for the Winter Olympics. A total of 109 events will be held in 15 different sports, and there will be a lot of Utah locals competing for medals. Keep up to date with them at our Olympic headquarters.

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Germany’s Ludwig Wins Men’s Luge Gold