Germany's Loch wins 2nd gold in Olympic luge

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Felix Loch of Germany celebrates after he crossed the finish area to win the gold medal during the men's singles luge final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Felix Loch of Germany waves the German flag before the flower ceremony after he won the gold medal during the men's singles luge final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Felix Loch of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish area to win the gold medal during the men's singles luge final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
Felix Loch of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish area to win the gold medal during the men's singles luge final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip )
Felix Loch of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish area to win the gold medal during the men's singles luge final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Felix Loch of Germany takes turn five during the men's singles luge final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Felix Loch from Germany takes a turn during a training session for the men's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Felix Loch of Germany starts a run during a training session for the men's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Felix Loch from Germany takes a turn during a training session for the men's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Felix Loch of Germany starts a run during a training session for the men's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) -- Felix Loch won his second straight Olympic gold medal in men's luge on Sunday, easily defeating the world's top sliders.

The 24-year-old German finished four runs down the Sanki Sliding Center track in 3 minutes, 27.526 seconds. Russia's Albert Demchenko won the silver and Italy's Armin Zoeggeler took bronze, his record sixth Olympic luge medal.

Loch joined German teammate Georg Hackl, his coach, and Zoeggeler as the only athletes to repeat as Olympic titlists. Loch is just getting started, and could one day stand alone as the best his sport has ever seen.

On a course designed with three uphill sections to keep sliders safer and prevent a tragedy like the one at the Vancouver Games four years ago, Loch was the fastest - by far. He defeated Demchenko by 0.476 seconds.

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