Luge Canada

Mueller wins men's singles

Associated PressJens Mueller won the men's singles luge world championship Sunday, completing a German sweep of the meet's four gold medals.

Mueller, winner of the previous World Cup event at Igls, Austria, had a two-run combined time of two minutes 4.146 seconds, beating defending champion Armin Zoeggeler of Italy.

"I've been chasing this title for 15 years," Mueller said.

Zoeggeler, the favourite after winning five of six World Cup events this season, finished second at 2:04.481.

Three-time Olympic and world champion Goerg Hackl, who led Germany 2 to victory in the team event, took third at 2:04.605.

"I lost the silver in the first run because of a poor mistake," said Hackl, one of the most successful luge athletes ever with 18 World Cup wins and eight Olympic, world and European titles. "Gold was never a possibility for me today."

Calgary's Chris Moffat was the top Canadian in 14th with a time of 2:06.163. Tyler Seitz of Calgary was 16th.

Grant Albrecht of Calgary was 21st and Eric Pothier of Airdrie, Alta., was 31st.

The Germans, who have dominated the sport in recent years, earlier won gold in women's singles, men's doubles and the team event. Germany took seven of the nine medals available.

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