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Karl Brunner

Full name: Karl Bernhard Brunner
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: May 19, 1951 in Valdaora, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Affiliations: Sportclub Carabinieri
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Karl Brunner belonged to the Carabinieri team Selva in the Val Gardena and competed on the international level in both singles and doubles. He finished second in the Italian Grand Prix In 1969 and 1970 was Italian junior champion and won the 1971 and 1972 Italian Championship. His first major international success came at the 1971 World Championships in Olang, where he won gold in the individual. At later World Championships Brunner won two more silver medals, one each in singles (1979) and doubles (1977). During his career he participated in three Olympic Winter Games, his only Olympic medal coming in his last appearance at Lake Placid in 1980 in doubles with his partner Peter Gschnitzer. In the World Cup, Brunner made his début in 1977 at Königssee, immediately achieving his first win in doubles. In Brunner’s career, he won four World Cup races, one in singles and three in doubles. In the overall standings of the World Cup he was ranked second in singles in 1980 and twice led doubles in 1978 and 1979, teaming up with Gschnitzer. He won three European Championship medals, one gold in 1980 in singles, and two bronze medals, one each in singles and double. Starting in 2006 Brunner was placed in charge of the Italian national junior luge team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 9
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 11
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA AC DNF
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 2 Silver

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 ST3 SR3
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 9 3:30.87
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Italy ITA Run 1 9 53.14 16.27 =10 30.75 10 14.48 10 22.39 4
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Italy ITA Run 2 11 53.26 16.22 =14 30.67 11 14.45 11 22.59 11
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Italy ITA Run 3 10 52.28 16.16 20 30.35 12 14.19 8 21.93 =8
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Luge Italy ITA Run 4 9T 52.19 16.31 34 30.48 16 14.17 8 21.71 4
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 11 3:33.188
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Run 1 12 53.916 20.199 14 32.868 14 12.669 15 21.048 11
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Run 2 11 53.228 19.933 11 32.339 10 12.406 9 20.889 10
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Run 3 12 53.023 19.965 13 32.335 11 12.370 10 20.688 12
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Luge Italy ITA Run 4 10 53.021 20.004 15 32.415 12 12.411 10 20.606 10
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Luge Italy ITA Final Standings AC DNF
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Luge Italy ITA Run 1 AC DNF 12.241 15 21.005 11 8.764 6 9.863 1 30.868 7 36.528 11 5.660 24

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Luge Italy-1 ITA Peter Gschnitzer Final Standings 2
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Luge Italy-1 ITA Peter Gschnitzer Run 1 3
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Luge Italy-1 ITA Peter Gschnitzer Run 2 3
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