KOENIGSSEE, Germany -- Silke Kraushaar took the women's
singles Saturday, extending the winning streak of German women to
29 straight World Cup luge races.
Germans -- expecting a big medals haul at the Salt Lake Olympics
-- swept the podium spots. Patric Leitner and Alexander Resch headed
a top-three finish in men's doubles on their home track.
Kraushaar finished her two heats in 1 minute, 32.053 seconds,
followed by world champion Sylke Otto in 1:32.385 and Barbara
Niedernhuber in 1:32.801.
Becky Wilczak of the United States finished fourth, but
continues to lead the overall standings after three races.
Leitner and Resch, the doubles points leaders, had the best time
in both heats to win their event in 1:31.940. They were followed by
Andre Florschuetz and Torsten Wustlich in 1:32.169, and Steffen
Skel and Steffen Woeller in 1:32.225.
The top Americans were Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin, who
wound up fifth.