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Germany defends gold medal in luge mixed team relay at Winter Olympics

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Yonhap News Agency
Women's Singles Luge gold medalist Natalie Geisenberger of Germany celebrates on the podium at the medals ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Wednesday at the Pyeongchang Medals Plaza in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI
Women's Singles Luge gold medalist Natalie Geisenberger of Germany celebrates on the podium at the medals ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Wednesday at the Pyeongchang Medals Plaza in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Germany added to its medal count on Thursday night with a first place finish in the luge mixed team relay in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The defending champion German team -- which has women's singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and doubles winners Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt -- won the gold medal at 2:24.517, followed by Canada at 2:24.872.

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Austria was third at 2:24.988 at Olympic Sliding Centre in PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul

The team relay competition was the last luge event at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Germany took three gold, one silver and two bronzes to reaffirm its top dog status in luge.

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