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Eitberger, Latvia win luge golds; US gets silver in doubles

Jan. 07, 2023 10:54 AM EST

SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) — Dajana Eitberger of Germany won the women’s luge World Cup race Saturday, and host Latvia swept the gold medals in the men’s and women’s doubles races. Eitberger got her second win of the season, in 1 minute, 22.999 seconds, about a hundredth of a...

Italians win World Cup women’s luge race

Dec. 16, 2022 23:41 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Andrea Vötter and Marion Oberhofer of Italy got their second consecutive women’s doubles luge win Friday and moved atop the season-long points standings. Germany’s Jessica Degenhardt and Cheyenne Rosenthal were second, while Canada’s Caitlin Nash and...

Austria finishes 8-win luge weekend, Sweeney wins 2nd silver

Dec. 04, 2022 13:53 PM EST

IGLS, Austria (AP) — The opening weekend of the World Cup luge season was perfect for Austria. It was pretty good for Emily Sweeney, too. Austria claimed gold medals in all five races Sunday to cap a perfect 8-for-8 weekend for the host nation, which also swept wins...

Austria sweeps World Cup luge races, Sweeney wins silver

Dec. 03, 2022 10:11 AM EST

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Madeleine Egle won a women’s luge World Cup race Saturday to lead the Austrians' dominant season-opening showing on home ice, while Emily Sweeney of the U.S. finished second in the women’s race to match her best finish on the circuit in five years. Austria...

Britcher, Sweeney giving women's doubles luge a try for US

Nov. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EST

Summer Britcher and Emily Sweeney have been USA Luge teammates for years. They’ve traveled together, they’ve competed together, they’ve gone to the Olympics together, they’ve stood on World Cup podiums together. Being on a sled together was not part of the plan. ...