Luge - No stopping Wendl and Arlt in Konigssee

Germany's Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt made it two World Cup wins from two this season as they claimed doubles victory in Konigssee.

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Luge - No stopping Wendl and Arlt in Konigssee
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The pair headed to their home track in confident mood having got their campaign off to a superb start with victory in Igls, and also safe in the knowledge that they had won the last three World Cup events at Konigssee.

And it quickly became apparent that they were in the mood to make it four as they set a new track record of 50.480 seconds in their first run.

They were unable to go faster in their second run but their total time of 1:40.977 minutes was more than enough to take the victory by a comfortable margin.

Compatriots Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken were 0.415 seconds behind in second while Austrian Olympic, World and European champions Andreas and Wolfgang Linger finished third, one place better than their Igls performance.

Wendl and Arlt sit pretty atop the World Cup standings with a maximum 200 points, with compatriots Eggert and Benecken 30 points behind while the Linger brothers and fellow Austrians Peter Penz and Georg Fischler, who finished fourth in Konigssee, are joint third on 130.

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