Best Player of Luge in Germany

Best Player of Luge in Germany


George Hackl

Georg Hackl is considered the best fighter in the luge, the Olympic sport where participants lie on their backs on small sleds and speed feet - first down icy channels at 90 mph, their runs is timed to a thousand of a second. 

Hackl, who is German, is kindly called "Flying Sausage" for his love of bratwurst and speed and, perhaps, for his lackluster physique. What his physique lacks, however, is more than Hackl's recovery in 카지노사이트 unwavering prowess and technical excellence. 

He led the luge in the 1990s, becoming the first luger - and only one of five Winter Olympians from any sport - to win gold at three consecutive Olympic Games. Hackl was born and raised in the town of Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, just four miles from the Königssee luge course where he trained his entire life.

At the age of 16, he learned metallurgy and began making his own sleds. His Olympic successes took root at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, when, despite a glitch in his start, he claimed the silver medal in the singles luge competition.

He returned to the Olympics in 1992 in Albertville, France, with a smooth start, a fine technique, and an older sleigh style. He easily took first place by winning three of four runs and beating silver medalist Markus Prock (Austria) by 0.3 seconds in the final standings. Georg Hackl is one of the most successful and famous German winter sports athletes in history.

He won gold for Germany at the Winter Olympics in Albertville (1992), Lillehammer (1994) and Nagano (1998) and silver in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002). At the 1998 Nagano Games, Hackl survived a protest against his new, aerodynamically advanced yellow booties to get a third gold medal.

In doing so, he became only the sixth person in Winter Games history to win the same individual event three times. At the 2002 Games, Hackl barely overtook Prock, but this time both veterans were defeated by Armin Zöggeler of Italy.

However, Hackl brought in the sum of his Olympic medals in three gold and two silver. Although injured part of the season and aged 40, in 2006 in Turin, Georg Hackl participated in his 6th Olympics and placed 7th. Hackl's other achievements include the singles world championship as well as the World Cup in 1989 and 1990.

He won a third world championship in 1997. After failing to win a medal at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, he retired from competition.

King of the luge By winning the singles luge event at the Winter Olympics in 1992, 1994 and 1998, Georg Hackl became only the sixth athlete to win a gold medal in the same discipline in three consecutive Games


1989-1990 - World champion and world champion in singles luge

1991, 1993, 1995 - Member of the world champion team

1991, 1999 - Second in World Cup standings

1992 - Gold medal in the individual event, Winter Olympics, Albertville, France

1992, 1994, 1996 - Third in World Cup standings

1994 - Gold medal in individual event, Winter Olympics, Lillehammer, Norway

1997 - World champion in singles luge

1998 - Gold medal in individual event, Winter Olympics, Nagano, Japan

2000 - Gold medal in team competition and bronze in individual competition, world championship; gold medal in team competition and silver medal in individual competition, European championship

2001 - Gold medal in team competition and silver in individual competition, world championship

2002 - Silver medal in individual event, Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City, Utah