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Germany take both golds on opening day of luge competition at Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020

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Location: St. Moritz, Switzerland

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Germany totally dominated the opening day of the luge at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 as Olympic competition returned to historic St Moritz Olympia Bobrun with Germany winning gold in both Women’s Singles and Men’s Doubles.

It was a German one-two in the Women’s Singles with 16-year-old Marie Fraebel edging out compatriot, 17-year-old Jessica Degenhardt. Bronze went to Russia’s Diana Loginova.

It completed a dramatic morning in the Women’s Singles luge competition; gold medal winner Fraebel was hugged by her parents. The celebrations followed soon after.

High emotions at the St. Moritz Olympia Bob Run were understandable. In the day’s final run, Fraebel nudged ahead of her German teammate Jessica Doreen Degenhardt, clocking up a total time of 1 minute, 49.687 seconds over two runs. At her fastest, she reached speeds of 126.9km per hour.

 

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