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Wilfried Huber

Full name: Wilfried "Willy" Huber
Nickname(s): Wille
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: November 15, 1970 in Brunico, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Affiliations: C. S. Carabinieri, (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Luge

Related Olympians: Brother of Arnold Huber; Brother of Günther Huber; Brother of Norbert Huber.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

During his international career spanning more than 20 years, Wilfried Huber competed in both singles and doubles, although it was doubles where he achieved the most merits together with his partner Kurt Brugger. He made his début in the World Cup in the 1986-87 season gaining his first podium rank in January 1987 and first victory in December 1988, both in doubles. In the overall World Cup the pair placed second in the 1989-90, 1992-93, 1994-95 and 1997-98 seasons and Huber placed third once in singles in the 1996-97 season. He won a total of 10 World Cup races, three in singles and seven in doubles.

Huber participated in six Winter Olympics, equaling the record for winter sports. He could have improved the record, but after the 2010 selections the Italian head coach Walter Plaikner decided not to include him on the squad, and Huber retired at the end of the season. His outstanding success was the gold medal win in doubles with Brugger at Lillehammer in1994, beating another Italian couple with his brother [Norbert Hubert], and Hansjörg Raffl. In the same Olympics his brother Günther Huber won the bronze medal in the two-man bobsleigh and only the fourth brother Arnold Huber narrowly missed a medal, placing fourth in singles. At the World Championships Wilfried Huber won seven medals, two silver and five bronze, winning medals in all events (single, double and team). He also won one silver and bronze medal at the 1988 Junior World Championships. He won six medals at the European Championships – one gold, three silver and two bronze medals. After retiring from racing, Huber joined the coaching staff of the Italian national luge team. In 1995 he was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit of the Army.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 17 Calgary Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 7T
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-2 ITA 5
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 1 Gold
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 5
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 9
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 10

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 17 Calgary Luge Italy-1 ITA Kurt Brugger Final Standings 7T
1988 Winter 17 Calgary Luge Italy-1 ITA Kurt Brugger Run 1 7
1988 Winter 17 Calgary Luge Italy-1 ITA Kurt Brugger Run 2 7
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Luge Italy-2 ITA Kurt Brugger Final Standings 5
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Luge Italy-2 ITA Kurt Brugger Run 1 5
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Luge Italy-2 ITA Kurt Brugger Run 2 5
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge Italy-1 ITA Kurt Brugger Final Standings 1
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge Italy-1 ITA Kurt Brugger Run 1 2
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge Italy-1 ITA Kurt Brugger Run 2 1
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Italy-1 ITA Kurt Brugger Final Standings 5
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Italy-1 ITA Kurt Brugger Run 1 5
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Italy-1 ITA Kurt Brugger Run 2 8

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 9 2:59.319
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Run 1 9 44.851 2.718 27 17.241 13 32.104 9 39.995 9 14.523 7 14.863 6 7.891 9 4.856 9
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Run 2 8 44.814 2.727 28 17.249 14 32.097 7 39.966 8 14.522 5 14.848 5 7.869 8 4.848 10
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Run 3 10 44.611 2.726 =27 17.217 13 31.989 12 39.799 11 14.491 =11 14.772 10 7.810 10 4.812 8
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Run 4 12 45.043 2.728 25 17.323 19 32.269 15 40.174 13 14.595 12 14.946 =11 7.905 =11 4.869 =11
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 10 3:27.675
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Italy ITA Run 1 9 52.095 2.579 29 23.994 12 34.736 10 44.473 10 21.415 =6 10.742 7 9.737 9 7.622 9
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Italy ITA Run 2 9 51.748 2.587 29 23.907 9 34.579 10 44.196 11 21.320 6 10.672 =9 9.617 9 7.552 9
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Italy ITA Run 3 10 51.848 2.585 30 23.969 14 34.641 11 44.279 12 21.384 9 10.672 6 9.638 8 7.569 8
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Italy ITA Run 4 14 51.984 2.586 29 23.977 17 34.732 15 44.400 14 21.391 15 10.755 14 9.668 12 7.584 11