Germany win men's skeleton, Russia claim luge team relay victory at Winter YOG

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-21 05:09:38|Editor: huaxia

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Lukas David Nydegger from Germany won the gold of men's skeleton here at St. Moritz Olympia Bobrun on Monday while Russia claimed the victory of luge team relay.

The 17-year-old Nydegger, coached by Anja Huber Selbach, the 2008 women's skeleton world champion, raced to the gold finishing 2 minutes and 17.00 seconds, with 1.42 seconds lead over the silver medalist, the 16-year-old Elvis Veinbergs from Latvia.

The team from the host Switzerland celebrated the first medal in sliding sports: Livio Summermatter, the 2019 Swiss skeleton champion, won the bronze at a time of 2:19.53. A total of 20 athletes from 13 countries raced in the men's skeleton race.

The Russian team won the gold medal in the luge team relay competition. Diana Loginova, Pavel Repilov and Mikhail Karnaukhov-Jurii Chirva clocked the fastest time of all the teams at 2 minutes and 54.072 seconds.

The silver went to Germany in the line-up with Merle Frabel, Timon Grancagnolo and Moritz Jager-Valentin Steudte. Latvia secured the bronze with Justine Maskale, Gints Berzins and Kaspars Rinks-Ardis Liepins. Enditem