Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken of Germany claimed the men's doubles title in Altenberg ©Getty Images

Germany's Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken and Italy's Andrea Vötter and Marion Oberhofer returned to winning ways after claiming the respective men's and women's doubles titles at the International Luge Federation World Cup event in Altenberg.

The two doubles pairings earned their first World Cup victories since mid-December, when they both triumphed at Park City in the United States.

Eggert and Benecken secured gold with a combined time of 1min 24.158sec after producing the quickest times in both runs on the German track.

It was the pair's third win of the season, boosting their hopes of sealing the overall World Cup crown.

They are just 14 points behind leaders Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany who had to settle for second spot in Altenberg with 1:24.224.

The bronze medal went to Latvians Mārtiņš Bots and Roberts Plūme who clocked 1:24.730.

Vötter and Oberhofer held off the German challenge of Jessica Degenhardt and Cheyenne Rosenthal to claim gold.

A first run of 42.813 put Degenhardt and Rosenthal in front as Vötter and Oberhofer recorded the second quickest time of 42.914.

Vötter and Oberhofer were faster in the second run, posting 42.736, to overtake Degenhardt and Rosenthal who crossed in 42.888.

The Italian duo secured the win in a combined time of 1:25.650 - 0.051 ahead of Degenhardt and Rosenthal.

The victory puts them in pole position in the World Cup standings as they hold a 55-point advantage over Austrians Selina Egle and Lara Michaela Kipp, who finished third in Altenberg with 1:25.927.

There was a German one-two-three in the women's singles with Julia Taubitz coming out on top.

Taubitz proved too strong, winning in 1:45.727 to seal her second World Cup victory of the season.

Anna Berreiter came second with 1:46.034, while Dajana Eitberger completed a German clean sweep with 1:46.057.