Jessica Dagenhardt won three gold medals in Winterberg - one at senior level and two junior world titles ©Getty Images

Germany's Jessica Degenhardt and Cheyenne Rosenthal made history in Winterberg by becoming the first-ever women's doubles luge world champions. 

The race for the maiden women's doubles world title was held alongside Junior World Championships at the German venue and Degenhardt had a weekend to remember, winning three gold medals in all.

Pre-vent favourites Degenhardt and Rosenthal led the senior women's doubles contest from the outset, with runs of 48.293sec and 47.801 enough to secure he gold medal.

Compatriots Luisa Romanenko and Pauline Patz were 0.558 back in second place, while Chevonne Forgan and Sophia Kirkby of the United States completed the podium.

Germany claimed three gold medals at in the Junior World Championships.

The hosts triumphed in the team event, women's individual and women's doubles events.

Degenhardt claimed the singles title via a combined time of 1min 29.117sec, edging out Russia's Sofiia Mazur who posted 1:29.193.

The gap to third place, fellow German Merle Fräbel, was considerably bigger, with Fräbel's time 1:29.505.

Further second success came for Germany courtesy of Romanenko and Patz in the junior women's doubles.

The duo clocked 1:36.368 to claim gold ahead of Marta Robezniece and Kitija Bogdanova in second and Vikrija Ziedina and Selina Zvilna in third, all of whom are Latvian.

They finished just 0.049sec and 0.446 behind the winners.

Degenhardt and Rosenthal did not take part.

Degenhardt did return to the track alongside teammates Florian Müller, Moritz Jäger and Valentin Steudte in the team relay.

Across the three disciplines, they recorded a total time of 2:25.617, beating Russia and Latvia by 0.272sec and 0.558, respectively.

Germany's dominance came to end in the men's events.

In the individual competition, Russia's Matvei Perestoronin denied Müller a second triumph after producing a supreme display at the EisArena.

His runs of 56.615 and 56.121 were the best in both rounds and combined for a winning 1:52.736.

The German narrowly beat American Matthew Greiner by 0.008sec but was still 0.469 behind Perestoronin.

Latvia bagged a deserved gold in the men's doubles through Eduards Sevics-Mikelsevics and Lukass Krasts after posting a time of 1:35.987.

Austria's Juri Gatt and Riccardo Schöpf took silver while Moritz and Steudte paired once more to claim third.

The Junior World Championships were open to athletes aged between 21 and 19.