Roundup: Germany's David Moeller wins luge World Cup event
KOENIGSSEE, Germany (AP) -- David Moeller of Germany won the men's singles race at a luge World Cup meet Sunday, earning his first victory of the season. Moeller recorded the fastest time in the first run and did enough in the second to edge Russia's Albert Demchenko by 0.064 seconds with an aggregate time of 1 minute, 39.526 seconds. Dominik Fischnaller of Italy took third and Olympic champion Felix Loch of Germany was fourth. With four races remaining, Loch maintained his overall lead in the standings with 415 points after five events. Germany's Andi Langenhan is second with 350, while Moeller moved to third with 343, one more than Demchenko. Germany made it a clean sweep of the weekend's events by also winning the team relay later Sunday.
BISCHOFSHOFEN, Austria -- Gregor Schlierenzauer won his second straight Four Hills ski jumping tour title Sunday, extending Austria's unbeaten run in the prestigious competition to five years. Schlierenzauer, who led the standings after the first three events, beat main challenger Anders Jacobsen of Norway to win the final stop for his 45th career World Cup victory. Schlierenzauer finished 13.0 points ahead of Jacobsen. In the final event, Schlierenzauer had jumps of 132.0 and 137.5 meters for a total of 272.7 points. Jacobsen earned 270.4 points to take second. Schlierenzauer's Austrian teammate, Stefan Kraft, took third with 261.3 points for his first podium finish.
SCHONACH-SCHOENWALD, Germany -- Anette Sagen of Norway set a new hill record to win a women's ski jump event and claim her first World Cup victory Sunday. The 27-year-old Sagen soared to a Schonach record of 98 meters with her first jump and then 94 to earn 224.9 points. Austria's Daniela Iraschko was second with 224.3 after jumps of 96 and 92.5 meters, while Coline Mattel of France finished third with 223.4. Japan's Sara Takanashi, who claimed her third World Cup win Saturday, could manage only fourth place after a disappointing first jump of 91.5 meters. The 16-year-old recovered with a second jump of 95.5 for 221.3 points. Takanashi maintained her standings lead after six events with 490 points, 100 ahead of Iraschko, while Mattel was third with 348.
OBERHOF, Germany -- Olga Zaitseva overcame three missed targets to win a women's 10-kilometer pursuit Sunday for the Russian's first biathlon Word Cup win of the season. Dmitry Malyshko made it a Russian sweep when he won the men's 12.5 kilometer pursuit. He shot cleanly and finished in 32 minutes, 22.9 seconds, beating teammate Evgeniy Garanichev by 42.1 seconds. Zaitseva missed two shots in the second prone stage and another at the first standing stage, but shot cleanly in the next to finish in 32 minutes, 1.9 seconds. Veronika Vitkova of the Czech Republic was 25.9 seconds behind in second for her first podium finish, while Valj Semerenko of Ukraine was third. Both missed one target. Norway's Tora Berger uncharacteristically missed seven targets but still managed to finish fourth, 36.8 seconds back. Germany's Miriam Goessner, who won the 7.5K sprint Saturday, missed all five shots at the first stage, and then five more to finish 10th. After 10 of 26 events, Berger still leads the women's standings with 485 points, and Martin Fourcade of France leads the men with 444 points.
SCHONACH, Germany -- Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won his second Nordic combined event of the season Sunday to extend his lead in the World Cup standings. The defending champion was fifth after the ski jump but overtook his rivals in the 10-kilometer cross-country race to finish in exactly 26 minutes. Japan's Akito Watabe was 1.9 seconds behind, while Norway's Magnus Moan had the fastest cross-country race to climb to third, after finishing 10th in the jump. After six completed events, Lamy Chappuis leads the standings with 455 points, followed by Moan (383) and Watabe (229).
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