The stars of tomorrow will look to fill the shoes of Germany's Olympic champion Tatjana Huefner, pictured competing at Oberhof ©FIL

The International Luge Federation (FIL) Junior World Championships are set to be hosted in Oberhof in Germany, after the first leg of the competition was held in Sankt Sebastian in Austria three weeks ago.

The two-day Championships are set to open at the Kunsteisbahn Oberhof tomorrow with the individual competitions followed by the doubles on Saturday (February 22). 

In the junior men's event, home favourite Moritz Elias Bollmann sits top of the standings in the preliminary run, with it being the quickest through all the time gates ahead of Italy's Leon Felderer and team-mate David Nößler among the favourites.

A distance behind the top three in the preliminary run was Russia's Evgeniy Lobeev who has an outside chance of a medal alongside Romania's Eduard Craciun.

In the women's event, the medals may come from Germany's Cheyenne Rosenthal and Austria's Lisa Schulte, who both looked strong in the preliminary run.

Two Russians, Elizaveta Yurchenko and Daria Olesik will also be in contention alongside the United States' Chevonne Forgan and Ukraine's Yulianna Tunytska, one of the quickest starters.

Finally, in the junior doubles, Latvia's Kaspars Rinks and Andris Liepins looked comfortable in training but will come under pressure from pairs from Canada, Poland, the US and Czech Republic for the world title.