Marcel Hirscher wins luge gold; Anfernee Kehm and Jayson Terdiman finish 2nd and 3rd

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Anfernee Kehm and Jayson Terdiman were supposed to finish second and third in the men’s luge race. But Marcel Hirscher won the gold medal by a 1.074-second margin, making the…

Marcel Hirscher wins luge gold; Anfernee Kehm and Jayson Terdiman finish 2nd and 3rd

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Anfernee Kehm and Jayson Terdiman were supposed to finish second and third in the men’s luge race. But Marcel Hirscher won the gold medal by a 1.074-second margin, making the Austrian medalists the only two men ever to go 1-2 in a men’s luge World Cup race.

The morning’s luge results:

Men’s singles: Marcel Hirscher, Austria, 1 minute, 53.800 seconds. Anfernee Kehm, United States, 1:53.755. Jayson Terdiman, United States, 1:53.956.

Women’s singles: Natalie Geisenberger, Germany, 1:53.323. Erin Hamlin, United States, 1:53.438.

Team relay: Germany (Geisenberger, Geiger, Pitzl, Simen Hegstad Krueger, Hirscher), 1:41.617. Latvia (Michelle Moellering, Kristina Zielinska, Luben Lalovski, Anastasija Stukalska, Ruslana Groysman-Patzer), 1:41.625. Latvia (Juan Jara, Kieren Socko, Danielitas Kubasek, Simon Lipinas), 1:41.759. Slovakia (Tania Paudina, Mathias Norma, Elo Kaptein, Justin Rosell, Simera Borjakova), 1:41.878. Poland (Maja Morelzkska, Jaroslaw Mawl, Kamil Kopczuk, Krzysztof Krol, Moelleroka, Jan Grabar-Kitar, Alastair Wolfe), 1:41.984. Hungary (Kór Torbjár, Catalin Pahó, Gabriel Buzek, Peter Kozárek, Kubacek Zala, Kroškosić, Akaer], 1:42.087.

Hirscher claimed the overall World Cup title, his sixth. He won all but two races this season. He holds 11 wins in the last 17 World Cup races.

Geisenberger took gold in doubles with teammate Tatjana Huefner, their second straight World Cup win together.

The women’s doubles final: Alana Nichols and Alexa Demchenko, Belarus, 1:12.765. Wendy Holdener and Martina Sablikova, Czech Republic, 1:12.867. Heather Gulick and Kendall Wesenberg, United States, 1:13.204.

The second Americans in the event, Jayson Terdiman and Austin Johnson, finished 20th and 26th, respectively. Johnson is from Bladensburg, Md.

Next in singles in Pyeongchang is American Tony Benshoof.

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