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Loch retains luge title

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia - Germany's Felix Loch retained his Olympic luge singles title at the Sochi Games yesterday.

The 24-year-old upset Russian Albert Demchenko's hopes of becoming the oldest ever Olympic individual champion at the age of 42.

Loch — an eight-time world champion, four each in singles and teams — finished with a combined time of 3min 27.526sec after the four runs.

But it still left him one Olympic gold medal short of his coach Georg Hackl, who won three in a row from Albertville in 1992 to Nagano in 1998.

Yet Loch insisted he is not trying to compete with Hackl, who also won silvers in Calgary in 1988 and Salt Lake City in 2002.

"I try to go my own way and leave my own footprints," he said.

Australia's Alexander Ferlazzo finished in 33rd place with a time of 3min 34.044sec.

Demchenko, the world champion in 2004/05, was 0.476sec behind with double Olympic champion Armin Zoeggler of Italy third at 1.271sec.








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