Germans Wendl, Arlt win World Cup luge doubles

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LAKE PLACID, New York (AP) -- World champions Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt of Germany wrapped up the luge World Cup doubles title Friday with a victory on the Mount Van Hoevenberg course.

Wendl and Arlt completed the two runs in combined time of 1 minute, 28.256 seconds to finish 0.131 seconds ahead of Peter Penz and Georg Fischler of Austria. The Italian team of Christain Oberstolz and Patrick Gruber was third.

It was the sixth victory in eight World Cup events this season for Wendl and Arlt. They captured the world championship title last weekend at Whistler, British Columbia. Wendl and Arlt were the World Cup winners in 2010-11.