Ivanova wins women's Luge World Cup race in Latvia

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SIGULDA, Latvia (AP) -- Tatiana Ivanova of Russia beat four Germans to win her first luge World Cup event of the season Saturday.

Ivanova led the event in Sigulda after the first run and held on to finish 0.039 seconds ahead of Natalie Geisenberger, who was fastest in the second run. Geisenberger tops the World Cup standings after four events.

Three other Germans, Anke Wischnewski, Tatjana Huefner and Corinna Martini, were next.

Erin Hamlin of the United States was sixth, 0.545 seconds behind Ivanova, while compatriots Julia Clukey and Emily Sweeney placed 10th and 17th, respectively.