Luge

Mortensen-Terdiman get 3rd in final World Cup luge standings

Matt Mortensen went into the final World Cup luge doubles race of the season thinking he and partner Jayson Terdiman had almost no chance of reaching the top three in the overall standings.

He was wrong.

Mortensen and Terdiman grabbed a silver medal in the season finale in Altenberg, Germany, on Saturday, giving them third place in the final 2016-17 standings. It was the best finish by an American sled in 14 years and one that gives USA Luge some serious hope with the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics less than a year away.

"Honestly I'm still in disbelief," Mortensen said. "Just incredible."

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