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Kurt Brugger

Full name: Kurt Brugger
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: March 17, 1969 in Brunico, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Affiliations: Centro Sportivo Forestale/SC St. Georgen
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Kurt Brugger began to race for the Italian national team in the various youth categories both in singles and doubles with Wilfried Huber, winning a gold medal in the individual and one bronze in doubles at the 1988 World Junior Championships in Olang. In the World Cup he débuted in the 1986-87 season competing in both singles and doubles, but soon abandoned singles, focusing only on doubles, where he earned his first Cup podium in 1987 in Olang (silver) and his first win in 1988 in Sarajevo. In the overall World Cup doubles standings he placed second four times. During his career, Brugger participated in four editions of the Winter Olympics with the highlight coming at Lillehammer in 1994, winning Olympic gold in doubles. In the course of his career he also won four medals at the World Championships, two silver and two bronze medals and four other European Championship medals, including gold in the 1994 team competition. Retiring from active competition after the 2002-03 season Brugger devoted himself to mountain climbing. His most important undertaking was to climb Nanga Parbat, one of the highest and most dreaded peaks in the Himalayas. Brugger was a trained forester. After years on the staff of the Italian national luge team, he became head coach in 2013.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 15
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 7T
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-2 ITA 5
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 1 Gold
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 5

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 15 3:08.621
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Run 1 17 47.084 9.248 17 24.718 18 37.297 16 15.470 18 12.579 15 9.787 16
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Run 2 20 47.362 9.276 19 24.854 22 37.526 20 15.578 24 12.672 20 9.836 18
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Run 3 12 47.045 9.248 14 24.709 17 37.307 15 15.461 17 12.598 12 9.738 11
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Run 4 12 47.130 9.255 15 24.703 13 37.336 12 15.448 11 12.633 12 9.794 11

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Italy-1 ITA Wilfried Huber Final Standings 7T
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Italy-1 ITA Wilfried Huber Run 1 7
1988 Winter 18 Calgary Luge Italy-1 ITA Wilfried Huber Run 2 7
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Luge Italy-2 ITA Wilfried Huber Final Standings 5
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Luge Italy-2 ITA Wilfried Huber Run 1 5
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Luge Italy-2 ITA Wilfried Huber Run 2 5
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Luge Italy-1 ITA Wilfried Huber Final Standings 1
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Luge Italy-1 ITA Wilfried Huber Run 1 2
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Luge Italy-1 ITA Wilfried Huber Run 2 1
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Luge Italy-1 ITA Wilfried Huber Final Standings 5
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Luge Italy-1 ITA Wilfried Huber Run 1 5
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Luge Italy-1 ITA Wilfried Huber Run 2 8