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Linger brothers win gold medal in doubles luge

February 17, 2010 |  7:43 pm


Austrian brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger won the gold medal in doubles luge.

 The Lingers completed their two runs in 1 minute, 22.705 seconds.

Andris and Juris Sics of Latvia finished in 1:22.969 and won silver, and Germany's Patric Leitner took bronze with a time of 1:23.404.

Christian Niccum and Dan Joye of the United States were sixth. Americans Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin finished 13th.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Andreas Linger, left, and Wolfgang Linger of Austria. Credit: Arne Dedert, EPA.