Season review / Men: Max Langenhan confidently rides to his first individual World Championship title and wins the Overall World Cup Globe

Berchtesgaden (FIL/09. Apr. 2024) Max Langenhan from Germany won his first individual World Championship title at the 52nd FIL World Championships 2024 with best times in both runs. Although his lead seemed comfortable, it was a thrilling decision right to the end. The competition was marked by outstanding performances and unforeseen events, such as the crash of co-favorite Dominik Fischnaller from Italy.

After the fourth-fastest run in the first run, 26-year-old Tyrolean Nico Gleirscher followed it up with the third-fastest run to win World Championship silver and his first individual World Championship medal. After three years without a medal in an individual World Championship race, 14-time World Champion Felix Loch from Germany secured bronze at the 52nd FIL World Championships.

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Max Langenhan also crowned overall World Cup winner

Max Langenhan secured overall victory in the men's EBERSPÄCHER Luge World Cup for the first time in his career in the winter of 2023/2024. The World Champion crowned an outstanding season with five World Cup victories, two second places and two third places, which earned him the big JOSKA trophy of overall winner ahead of time.

Although a back injury prevented Langenhan from competing in person at the World Cup final in Latvia, the Thuringian followed the events on video and was represented by outgoing German head coach Norbert Loch, who accepted the trophy at the FIL end-of-season gala on Sunday, March 3, 2024 in Sigulda. With a total of 970 World Cup points, Langenhan confidently secured overall victory.

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In second place in the overall World Cup after twelve races was Latvia's Kristers Aparjods, who put in a strong performance with two victories in Oberhof and Sigulda as well as other top placings. He was followed in third place by three-time Olympic Champion Felix Loch from Germany, who secured valuable points at the final World Cup races in Latvia and overtook the 2023 World Champion Jonas Müller from Austria. The Tyrolean brothers David and Nico Gleirscher followed directly behind in the overall standings.

With his two World Cup victories in Sigulda 2024, three-time Olympic Champion Felix Loch moved closer to leader Armin Zöggeler (Italy), who has achieved sensational 57 World Cup wins in his career, in the all-time list of World Cup winners. The German now has 52 victories in the Luge World Cup to his name.

Our season review series continues next week. Episode 4 of 6 looks back at the 2023/2024 women's doubles season.