Loch wins battle of heavyweights to claim another luge gold

Joining Loch on a legend-laden podium, Russia’s Albert Demchenko marked his record-equalling seventh Olympic Games with the silver, while Armin Zöggeler of Italy Olympic champion in 2002 and 2006 maintained his record of making every luge podium since 1994 by claiming the bronze to take his overall Olympic medal tally to six.

With the competition taking place over four runs two on Saturday and two on Sunday, Loch’s natural speed was too much for his two fortysomething rivals.

He finished with a combined time of 3min 27.526 secs, 0.476 seconds ahead of 42-year-old Demchenko, and 1.271 seconds ahead …read more

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