Germany’s Julia Taubitz secured victories in the women’s singles and sprint events at the International Luge Federation (FIL) World Cup in Innsbruck-Igls.
The reigning World Cup champion produced the fastest times in both runs of the women’s singles competition at the Austrian venue.
She achieved times of 40.177 and 40.112 seconds to finish with a total of 1min 20.289.
Four-time world champion Natalie Geisenberger finished as the runner-up at 0.12 seconds down on her return to the World Cup circuit.
Geisenberger missed the duration of last year’s World Cup season due to pregnancy, with the four-time Olympic gold medallist giving birth in May.
An all-German top three was completed by Dajana Eitberger, who clocked 1:20.559.
The podium was repeated in the sprint event with Taubitz winning the competition in 30.128, followed by Geisenberger and Eitberger in times of 30.205 and 30.316 respectively.
German success continued in the men’s event with Felix Loch securing his second victory of the weekend.
Loch topped the standings in a time of 32.623, adding to his triumph in the men’s singles competition yesterday.
Reigning Olympic champion David Gleirscher of Austria finished second in 32.711, with compatriot Jonas Muller placing third on 32.714.
Austria enjoyed home success in the men’s doubles sprint with Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller triumphing in 30.118, replicating their success yesterday.
Latvia’s Andris and Juris Sics were second on 30.209, followed by Italy’s Ludwig Rieder and Patrick Rastner on 30.220.
Germany were triumphant in the team relay competition, with Taubitz and Loch joined by the doubles pairing Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken.
The German team finished in 2:09.742.
Austria’s Muller, Madeleine Egle, Thomas Steu and Lorenz Koller were second on 2:09.772, with Russia’s Ekaterina Katnikova, Semen Pavlichenko, Vsevolod Kashkin and Konstantin Korshunov third on 2:09.863.