Huefner continues unbeaten run

Sat, 11 Dec 12:37:00 2010

Olympic gold medallist Tatjana Huefner continued her superb start to the luge World Cup season, scooping her third straight win of the campaign.

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The 27-year-old German, who remains unbeaten since her Olympic victory in Vancouver in February, wrapped up her 24th career World Cup win, posting the fastest time in both runs.

That gave two-times world champion Huefner victory over teammate Anke Wischnewski by 0.143 seconds while world champion Erin Hamlin of the USA was third, 0.297 off the pace.

But ever the perfectionist, Huefner insists she was still not happy with her performance on the 1988 Olympic track.

“I’m not happy with either of my runs. I’ve made too many mistakes. At one moment in the first run my sled even stood at an angle,” said Huefner.

“It’s my ambition that’s driving me on. The race next week in Park City will be quite interesting – I’ve been there just once and this is why I have to start from scratch.”

With 190 points to her name, Hamlin now lies fourth in the overall rankings behind the German trio with Huefner (300 points), Natalie Geisenberger (230) and Anke Wischnewski (205).

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