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Germany's Natalie Geisenberger earns 6th win of season, closes in on World Cup luge title

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger prepares to race in the women's Luge World Cup in Koenigssee, Germany, Saturday Jan. 4, 2014. Geisenberger won the event. (AP Photo/dpa,Tobias Hase)
January 04, 2014 - 10:02 AM

KONIGSSEE, Germany - Canada's Alex Gough won bronze at a luge World Cup on Saturday while Natalie Geisenberger won her sixth race in as many tries this season.

Geisenberger rallied in the second heat to beat fellow German Tatjana Huefner by 0.105 seconds, winning with a two-run time of 1:40.591. Huefner led by 0.108 seconds after one run.

Gough, from Calgary, was third, 0.331 seconds back.

With the win, Geisenberger is on the cusp of wrapping up the points title with three races remaining. She has 600 points, 199 better than Gough with three races left.

Another win would wrap up the season title for Geisenberger, a huge favourite for Olympic gold.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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