2018 Winter Olympics Medal Count (Germany) Days 4-6

2018 Winter Olympics: German Medal Count (Days 4 – 6)

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany is still holding strong in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, taking the top spot in the gold medal count juts six days in with nine, and is ranking second overall with a total of 15 medals.

To no surprise, Germany has completely dominated the Luge competitions despite a devastating upset that saw Felix Loch lose a podium finish. And a stunning performance in the pair figure skating event saw a new Olympic record for the free skate portion.

Below is a roundup of the eight added medals that German athletes have won during days four through six of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Check out the earlier winners in our Days 1-3 roundup here.

 

Gold Medals (9 – 5 new)

 

  • Natalie Geisenberger
  • Natalie Geisenberger

    Luge
    Women’s Singles

    Silver: Dajana Eitberger (GER)
    Bronze: Alex Gough (CAN)

Germany now has taken gold in the Women’s Singles Luge event for six consecutive Olympics after Natalie Geisenberger (30) stole the show yet again, winning her second consecutive gold with a combined time of 3 minutes, 5.232 seconds.

While considered a solid frontrunner going into the event, fellow German teammate on the mens side, Felix Loch, cast a shadow of uncertainty over the team as the twice champion faced a devastating blow just two days earlier. “It was hard for us yesterday because I trained with Felix for almost 20 years. We had so many successes,” Geisenberger told reporters. “That’s sport, that’s life, such mistakes can happen.”


  • Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt
  • Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt

    Luge
    Doubles

    Silver: Peter Penz/Georg Fischler (AUT)
    Bronze: Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken (GER)

Germany has shown that they can still dominate the Olympic Luge as Tobias Wendl (30) and Tobias Arlt (30) successfully defended their Olympic gold medal won in the 2014 games. “One-time Olympic champion is just incredible, and then to be a second time for years later in the same spot, it’s so amazing,” Arlt told NBC after their win.

The pair navigated the course like the champions they are, showing no struggle in areas that have spelled disaster for other athletes. On their first run, the pair blew through the course, breaking both the start and course records.


  • Eric Frenzel
  • Eric Frenzel

    Nordic Combined
    Individual Gundersen NH/10km

    Silver: Akito Watabe (JPN)
    Bronze: Lukas Klapfer (AUT)

The individual normal hill/10 km competition saw yet another gold medal repeat for Germany as Eric Frenzel (29) pulled through to win the top medal after a close race. It was a race that set up Frenzel and Japan’s Akito Watabe for a repeat battle of the previous Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. Watabe, who had been hoping to upgrade his silver medal for a gold this time around, wasn’t able to surpass Frenzel’s strength and speed at the end. The two athletes did finish in the same places as the 2014 games, though Frenzel did improve his lead this go around with a finish of 24 minutes, 51.4 seconds versus Watabe’s 24:56.2.


  • Team Germany Luge
  • Team Germany

    Luge
    Team Relay

    Silver: Canada
    Bronze: Austria

To provide even more proof that Germans and the Luge go together like bratwurst and sauerkraut, the German team stole the show in the Team Relay event, beating out Canada and Austria for gold. Natalie Geisenberger, Johannes Ludwig, and Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt — all individual medalists as well — brought the luge medal count to six in these games with an unbeatable time of 2 minutes, 24.517 seconds.


  • Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot
  • Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot

    Figure Skating
    Pair Skating

    Silver: Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (CHN)
    Bronze: Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (CAN)

Aliona Savchenko (34) and Bruno Massot (29) brought perfection to the rink to win a well deserved gold medal in the pair skating event. This was Aliona’s fifth olympic appearance, but first gold medal win. It was her first showing with Bruno Massot and the chemistry that the two offered each other was enough to end her bronze streak (2010 and 2014).

The couple’s free skate performance was one for the record books, earning them a score of 159.31 points which was the highest ever recorded under the IJS. “Today I wrote history,” Savchenko told reporters. “This is what counts. It is my moment. We celebrated new year together and we said 2018 will be our year and it became our year.” Massot humbly added, “Yesterday I said I don’t want her to come back with another bronze medal. She deserved this gold medal.”


Silver Medals (2 – 1 new)

 

  • Dajana Eitberger
  • Dajana Eitberger

    Luge
    Women’s Singles

    Gold: Natalie Geisenberger (GER)
    Bronze: Alex Gough (CAN)

Following close behind fellow teammate and gold medalist Natalie Geisenberger, Germany’s Dajana Eitberger (27) proved once again that Germany controls the Luge as she took home the silver medal in the Women’s Singles event.

“I can’t describe it,” Eitberger told reporters after winning her medal. “I feel like I have butterflies in my stomach. I’m a little bit hungry too, so it’s a good mix. I’m very happy about it.”


Bronze Medals (3 – 2 new)

 

  • Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken

    Luge
    Doubles

    Gold: Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt (GER)
    Silver: Peter Penz/Georg Fischler (AUT)

Toni Eggert (29) and Sascha Benecken (28) were considered favorites coming into the Doubles Luge competition after the pair dominated this season’s World Cup circuit, but despite a solid performance, fellow German duo Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt were the ones to take gold in the end. Eggert and Benecken ended the run with the bronze medal though, keeping the German medal count high in this Olympic’s Luge category.


  • Laura Dahlmeier
  • Laura Dahlmeier

    Biathlon
    Women’s 15km Individual

    Gold: Hanna Oeberg (SWE)
    Silver: Anastasiya Kuzmina (SVK)

With two gold medals already hanging around her neck in these Winter Games, Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier (24) added a bronze to the mix with her performance in the Women’s 15km Individual Biathlon. All eyes were on Dahlmeier going into the event as she was on the verge of becoming the first female athlete to win three Olympic gold medals at a single games for reunified Germany. She has one more shot at the record though with the upcoming Women’s 12.5km Mass Start on Saturday.

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Sources: PyeongChang 2018

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Stephen Fuchs
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