The German luge team got off to a great start at the World Championships in Oberhof.

The German lugers even achieved a quadruple triumph in the sprint.

With a lead of just a thousandth of a second, Dajana Eitberger secured the first world title of her career on her home track.

The Thuringian needed 26.204 seconds.

Second was Julia Taubitz (26.205) ahead of Anna Berreiter (26.232).

Merle Fräbel (26.248) just missed the bronze medal.

In the sprint race of the men's doubles, the hoped-for double success was achieved: The Thuringian local heroes Toni Eggert/Sascha Beneken won in 26.195 seconds, just ahead of the Bavarian Olympic champions Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt, who needed 26.238 seconds.

Third place went to the Austrians Yannick Müller/Armin Frauscher (26.241).

“We like the track, we are at home here.

It's just a pleasure," said Eggert, who was born in the neighboring town of Suhl.

The third German men's doubles, Hannes Orlamünder/Paul Gubitz (Zella-Mehlis), finished sixth.

As in the previous year, Jessica Degenhardt/Cheyenne Rosenthal celebrated gold in the women's doubles sprint.

As the last starters, they set the top time of 31.205 seconds.

The sprint competitions are decided after just one run.

The Austrians Selina Egle/Lara Kipp (31.221) took second place, third were Andrea Vötter/Marion Oberhofer (31.228) from Italy.

National coach Norbert Loch was very satisfied with the start of the World Cup.

“An excellent start with one and two.

I predicted this fight between the Tobis and Sascha and Toni, and that's exactly how it happened," he said of the close men's sprint.

"They rode very well, which makes me particularly happy."