Anna Berreiter of Germany received the win in a girls’s World Cup luge race on Saturday, giving the circuit six totally different girls who’ve gained the six medals awarded in the season’s first two races.

Berreiter completed two runs in 1 minute, 40.649 seconds for the third World Cup victory of her profession. Kendija Aparjode of Latvia was second in 1:40.756, and Viktoriia Demchenko of Russia was third in 1:40.917.

This is the primary time for the reason that 2015-16 season that the primary six medals of the World Cup girls’s luge season have gone to 6 totally different sliders.

Last week’s girls’s winner, Madeleine Egle of Austria, was seventh. Reigning Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger of Germany was eighth. For the U.S., Summer Britcher was tenth and Ashley Farquharson completed twelfth.

In the doubles race, Latvian brothers Andris Šics and Juris Šics completed two runs in 1:39.783 for his or her first win and second medal in as many World Cups this season. Russia received a shock silver from the crew of Andrei Bogdanov and Iurii Prokhorov in 1:39.903, whereas the German crew of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt have been third in 1:40.012.

USA Luge was led in the doubles race by the crew of Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman, who have been eleventh — 5 spots forward of fellow Americans Zach Di Gregorio and Sean Hollander.

“We still have quite a bit of work to do with the new sled so that we are confident and comfortable with how it’s tracking and steering, but things are heading in the right direction for sure,” Terdiman stated.

It has been an eventful week in the luge world, full with the whole lot from accidents to misplaced sleds to even a authorities intervention.

Sliders and coaches left China after final weekend’s season-opening World Cup for Russia on a constitution flight, however greater than 30 crates of apparatus — together with some sleds — have been held again by safety officers in Beijing. That left groups scrambling to get via the week, borrowing the whole lot from instruments to tape to even helmets from different nationwide groups.

The International Luge Federation is making an attempt to get the lacking crates to Russia this week.

Reigning World Cup general doubles champions Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller of Austria are off the tour for what’s anticipated to be no less than three weeks. Steu broke a foot in a coaching accident at Sochi this week — the second time a high luge athlete been felled by a damaged foot on the Russian observe this season. Mazdzer, the reigning Olympic males’s singles silver medalist, broke his foot in a coaching run there earlier this fall and remains to be coping with the results.

“An injury 10 weeks before the start of the Winter Games is not exactly beneficial, but grumbling won’t help,” Steu stated.

The U.S. doubles crew of Dana Kellogg and Duncan Segger began the week in Paris as a result of they thought they weren’t eligible to slip, then ended up in Sochi, then couldn’t slide anyway.

Kellogg, a member of the National Guard, was allowed to cycle out of the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program earlier in the week. Active U.S. navy members, reminiscent of high girls’s luge hopeful Emily Sweeney, weren’t permitted to go to Russia for the World Cup weekends there due to present State Department insurance policies and suggestions.

That meant Kellogg and Segger couldn’t go to Russia at first, then received clearance mid-week to rejoin the tour with the Army’s blessing as a result of he and Segger want factors to bolster their Olympic hopes and lacking two World Cup weeks would possibly doom their possibilities.

But Kellogg suffered a hand harm — and the sled didn’t qualify to be a part of Saturday’s race.

The males’s singles and crew relay will likely be held Sunday, earlier than the groups race once more on the 2014 Olympic observe subsequent weekend.