Luge Team Finishes in Top 10

Korea again finished within the top 10 in the team relay at a Luge World Cup event on Monday, giving the Korean team cause for optimism just weeks ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

The country finished eighth out of 12 teams in Altenberg, Germany after clocking a time of 2:29.674.

The result comes just one month the team broke inside the top 10 for the first time at an event in Winterberg, Germany on Dec. 1, 2013.

The sport has been adopted as an official Olympic sport this year and 13 teams will vie for medals in the Russian resort town on the Black Sea.

Korea lags far behind the world's best at the individual luge events but is making rapid strides in the team relay. Nonetheless, Korean athletes will compete in all four luge events in Sochi.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 21, 2014 11:24 KST