Natalie Geisenberger (Germany) has won luge's women's singles with the biggest winning margin in any luge event at the Olympic Winter Games since 1964.
Geisenberger's winning margin of 1.139 second over silver medallist Tatjana Huefner (Germany) is the second biggest in any luge event at the Winter Games. The only bigger margin between gold and silver was recorded in 1964, when Ortrun Enderlein beat Ilse Geisler by 2.75 seconds, also in women's singles.
Geisenberger won her second Olympic medal after a bronze in this event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
Huefner took silver and equalled Silke Kraushaar-Pielach (Germany) on a record three medals in this event. Huefner won gold in 2010 and grabbed bronze in 2006.
Erin Hamlin (USA) took bronze. This is the first medal for USA in women's luge at the Olympic Winter Games and the first medal in all luge events since silver and bronze in doubles in 2002.
Germany has won this event five times in a row, the longest active winning streak in any sport at the Olympic Winter Games. The longest streak is by the Soviet Union who won figure skating pairs seven times in a row from 1964 to 1988.