Neise takes shock skeleton win as Germany rule Olympic sliding

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Olympic debutant Hannah Neise took a sensational skeleton gold for Germany at the Beijing Winter Games on Saturday as the country completed an unlikely sweep of the six sliding events. Germany have long dominated the luge but Christopher Grotheer became their first Olympic skeleton champion on the men’s side Friday and 21-year-old Neise then repeated the trick in the women’s event. Neise trailed Australian Jaclyn Narracott after the first two runs but moved up in the third with a track record 1 minute 1.44 seconds and held her nerve in the final fourth to win in a combined 4:7.62 minutes. Narr…

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