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Russia combines forces to finally win gold in the luge team relay competition at Lausanne 2020

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Location: Olympia Bob Run, St Moritz, Switzerland

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All four members of Russia’s luge relay team had already made it to the podium at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). But with one silver and two bronze medals they stopped short of reaching the top. When they competed together as a team, though, the gold finally came on the historic Olympia Bob Run in the resort of St Moritz.

Russia were lying in the silver medal after the individual stage. 16-year-old Diana Loginova, bronze medallist in the women’s singles event, and 17-year-old Pavel Repilov, silver medallist in the men’s singles competition, kept the Russians consistently in second place at split times and the change-overs.

The Russian doubles team were 0.358 seconds behind the Latvian leaders on the anchor run. But 17-year-old Iurii Chirva and Mikhail Karnaukhov, also 17, bronze medallists in the men’s doubles event, quickly made up the time taking the lead at their first split time and maintaining form and momentum to bring Russia home in 2:54.072.

Latvia were overtaken by Germany in the rankings. Germany finished in the silver medal position 0.55 seconds behind Russia and Latvia took bronze, finishing 0.882 seconds behind the gold medal winners.

 

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