Luge

The Associated Press - Friday Dec. 13, 2013 21:23 ET

Alex Gough 3rd in World Cup luge event

Justin Snith and Tristan Walker 8th in doubles

Alex Gough
Canada's Alex Gough finished third at a women's luge World Cup race at Utah Olympic Park. (Jim Urquhart/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters)

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger continued her undefeated World Cup luge season Friday night, winning for the fifth time in five starts to extend her series points lead.

Geisenberger finished two runs at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic track in 1 minute, 27.628 seconds. Anke Wischnewski of Germany was second, 0.193 seconds back. Calgary's Alex Gough took third, 0.261 seconds behind Geisenberger.

All four U.S. women placed in the top nine, led by Kate Hansen, fourth in 1:27.929. Julia Clukey was sixth, Erin Hamlin finished eighth and Summer Britcher placed ninth.

Hamlin held on to the No. 5 spot in the overall World Cup standings.

In doubles luge action earlier, Germany's Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt claimed World Cup gold with a combined two-run time of 1:27.326 for their fourth win of the season.

Austria's Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger were 0.162 seconds back to snag silver while Germany's Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken were 0.221 seconds behind their fellow countrymen for bronze.

The Canadian duo of Calgary's Justin Snith and Tristan Walker finished eighth, with a time of 1:28.046.

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