Tobogganist Taubitz sets the course for overall victory

Luge World Champion Julia Taubitz (Oberwiesenthal) set the course for the second overall World Cup victory of her career in the Olympic winter.

At the penultimate race of the season in Oberhof, the 25-year-old finished second when rival Madeleine Egle (Austria) was victorious and thus made it onto the podium for the first time on this track. For Egle it was already the fifth win this winter, Taubitz has four to his credit.

However, Taubitz ended up in one of the first two places in nine of the ten World Cup races so far and therefore leads the overall ranking with a clear lead of 57 points over Egle. “Hats off, the Madeleine drove extremely well. In the end it was really tight, I would have been so happy if it had been enough for me to win,” said Taubitz: “But she got into top form. It stays exciting between us.”

Olympic participant Anna Berreiter (Berchtesgaden) finished third thanks to a strong second run and pushed Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger (Miesbach) into fourth place. Cheyenne Rosenthal rounded off the brilliant German result in fifth place, she jumped in for Dajana Eitberger in the last two World Cups. After several falls, she is taking a break after not making it into the provisional squad for the Winter Games.

There is one last World Cup stop on the racing calendar before the games in Beijing (February 4th to 20th): The dress rehearsal for the Olympics will take place next weekend in St. Moritz (January 22nd/23rd). There Taubitz wants to make the overall World Cup triumph perfect.


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