Loch of Germany wins luge world title

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ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) -- Olympic champion Felix Loch of Germany won the luge title for the third time at the world championships on Saturday.

Loch's previous world titles were in 2008 and 2009.

The 22-year-old Loch was fastest in both runs for a combined time of 1 minute, 47.332 seconds, 0.328 seconds ahead of the 40-year-old Albert Demchenko of Russia.

Defending champion Armin Zoeggeler of Italy claimed bronze.

The women's and team relay events will be held Sunday.