Germany's Loch leads luge singles

The Sports NetworkFebruary 8, 2014 

Rzhanaya Polyana, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Germany's Felix Loch grabbed the early lead in the men's luge singles on Saturday after posting the best time in the first two runs at the Sochi Olympics.

Loch, the defending gold medalist, leads the field with a total time of 1 minute, 44.149 seconds. The 24-year-old Loch was second to Russia's Albert Demchenko after one run but carries a lead of 0.294 seconds over Demchenko into the final two runs on Sunday.

Italy's Armin Zoeggeler, who won gold in men's singles at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Games, is currently running third with a total time of 1:44.893.

Canada's Samuel Edney is in 10th place and Chris Mazdzer of the U.S. is 13th heading into Sunday.

Medals will be awarded Sunday to the luger with best total time after the completion of the third and fourth runs.

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