Olympic Games in Beijing: luger Ludwig wins first gold

Status: 06.02.2022 3:11 p.m

Tobogganist Johannes Ludwig won Germany’s first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing. The 2018 Olympic bronze medalist from Oberhof won ahead of Wolfgang Kindl from Austria.

The luger Johannes Ludwig won the first German gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing with four impressive runs. The 35-year-old Thuringian won the Yanqing ice track ahead of Austria’s Wolfgang Kindl and Dominik Fischnaller from South Tyrol in Italy.

It was the eleventh individual gold by a German luger in Olympic history and Ludwig’s second Olympic victory after team gold in 2018.

Felix Loch was fourth, Max Langenhan sixth. With a lead of 0.113 seconds, Ludwig went into the grand finale in the fourth and final round on the world’s longest track at 1583 meters. In the end, the overall World Cup winner was 0.160 seconds ahead of Kindl.


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