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Russians win team world title in Winterberg

Russians win team world title in Winterberg
By Sportsbeat

27/01/2019 at 17:17Updated 27/01/2019 at 18:55

Tatiana Ivanova, Semen Pavlichenko, Vladislav Yuzhakov and Yuri Prokhorov broke Germany's near two-decade stranglehold on the luge's team world title as Russia reigned supreme.

A German sled had won every World Championship team event since 2000, with Ivanova twice piloting Russia to second-placed finishes - in both 2012 and 2015 - but in Sunday's relay in Winterberg, the tables were finally turned.

Video - Russians claim luge relay crown in Winterberg

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And the home crowd were left disappointed as Germany's all-start crew of Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken were forced to settle for bronze (2:24.647).

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