Sochi, Russian Federation (4E Sports) – As expected, Germany dominated the luge team relay Thursday to bag gold in all four disciplines at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The Germans dominated the men’s, women’s, doubles and team relay to complete the gold medal sweep in luge’s Olympic debut.
Felix Loch, Natalie Geisenberger and Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt — all gold medalists in their events — combined to win the relay event.
“This is the greatest moment in my life,” said German coach Norbert Loch, Felix’s father. When Felix won gold in 2010 it was great but this is even better.
“I have known these kids since they were small children. They almost grew up with me because they probably spent more time with me than they did with their parents, and that’s why this gold medal today is such a special feeling,” he added.
Russia took silver, Latvia bagged bronze while the Americans USA finished sixth in the team event
“Getting this event in the Games is great for luge in general,” said American Erin Hamlin, who won bronze in singles. “The fans are really into it.”