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Russia's Ivanova posts comeback win over women's luge points leader Geisenberger

Russia's Tatyana Ivanova rallied to defeat series points leader Natalie Geisenberger of Germany in a women's World Cup luge race Sunday in Sigulda, Latvia.

German extends lead to 29 points over teammate Taubitz with 4 races remaining

Russian luger Tatyana Ivanova of Russia rallied to beat series points leader Natalie Geisenberger of Germany on Sunday in Sigulda, Latvia. (Martin Rose/Getty Images/File)

Russia's Tatyana Ivanova rallied to defeat series points leader Natalie Geisenberger of Germany in a women's World Cup luge race Sunday in Sigulda, Latvia.

Ivanova finished two runs in one minute 23.594 seconds. Geisenberger, who led after the first run, finished in 1:23.646. Russia's Viktoriia Demchenko was third in 1:23.755.

It was the eighth runner-up finish in as many races this season for Geisenberger, who extended her lead over fellow German Julia Taubitz to 29 points in the overall standings with four races remaining.

Summer Britcher was 10th for the U.S., while Brittney Arndt was 12th and Ashley Farquharson was 14th.

Russia also won the team relay.

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