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US Struggles As Germany Grabs Gold In Luge Team Relay

Feb 10, 2022, 7:47 AM | Updated: 7:53 am
YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 10: Chris Mazdzer of Team United States (L) and Ashley Farquharson of Tea...
YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 10: Chris Mazdzer of Team United States (L) and Ashley Farquharson of Team United States (R) react after sliding with Zachary Di Gregorio of Team United States (C) during the Luge Team Relay on day six of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at National Sliding Centre on February 10, 2022 in Yanqing, China.
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SALT LAKE CITY – Germany won gold on the final run of the day as the U.S. luge relay team finished a disappointing seventh on Thursday.

The luge team relay took place at the Yanqing Sliding Center Thursday, February 10.

The Russian Olympic Committee was sitting pretty in first place, positioned to medal with only Latvia, Austria and Germany left to race.

Unfortunately for the ROC, each of those nations put on medal-worthy performances and pushing the ROC to fourth.

An American team that includes Park City native Ashley Farquharson and Salt Lake resident Chris Mazdzer finished a disappointing seventh as they struggled to finish in the pairs portion of the relay.

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