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Natalie Geisenberger leads German clean sweep to add another European title

Geisenberger leads German clean sweep to add another European title

10/02/2019 at 10:06Updated 10/02/2019 at 13:07

Four-time Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger reigned supreme in the luge once more when powering to European Championships gold in Oberhof.

The current world champion led a German clean sweep on home ice, finishing with a combined time of 1:22.810 after her two runs, 0.223secs clear of Tatjana Hufner and 0.317secs ahead of Dajana Eitberger.

Hufner, 2010 Olympic champion and winner of five world titles, took a number of hits on her way down her second run but ultimately secured silver.

Eitberger was the penultimate luger down the track, but after a fast start but she hit the sides on a number of occasions to finish behind Hufner and ultimately take the bronze.

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