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Silke Kraushaar

Full name: Silke Kraushaar (-Pielach)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: October 10, 1970 in Sonneberg, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: BSR "Rennsteig", Oberhof (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Silke Kraushaar dominated female luge in the first decade of the 21st Century. Besides her complete set of Olympic medals, she won seven World Championship medals (3-2-2), nine European Championship medals (6-3-0), and made 13 podiums at the German Championships (6-2-5). Kraushaar was also a five-time overall World Cup Champion (1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007), after starting her career in East Germany in 1984, when only 14. After reunification she did not return to international competitions until 1995, with her breakthrough coming in the 1997-98 season when she reached the podium as runner-up in the overall World Cup. In 2008 she retired after winning the bronze medal at her last World Championships. Kraushaar also took part five times at the Wok World Championships, which is a funsport competition organized by famous German TV entertainer Stefan Raab, winning the four-man wok in 2006 and 2008. Since retirement she has worked as a luge manager for the German Bob- und Schlittenverband (BSD).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Women's Singles Germany GER 1 Gold
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Women's Singles Germany GER 3 Bronze
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Women's Singles Germany GER 2 Silver

Women'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
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Germany GER Final Standings 1 3:23.779
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 1 1 51.197 2.793 1 20.486 1 27.608 1 41.461 1 17.693 1 7.122 1 13.853 3 9.736 3
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 2 2 51.178 2.792 1 20.511 1 27.635 1 41.473 1 17.719 1 7.124 1 13.838 3 9.705 4
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 3 1 50.787 2.779 1 20.385 1 27.484 1 41.199 1 17.606 1 7.099 5 13.715 3 9.588 3
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 4 2 50.617 2.790 2 20.325 3 27.385 3 41.058 1 17.535 3 7.060 3 13.673 4 9.559 3
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Final Standings 3 2:52.865
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Run 1 1 43.294 3.110 1 16.433 1 29.324 1 38.008 1 13.323 2 12.891 2 8.684 2 5.286 3
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Run 2 3 43.224 3.103 1 16.405 1 29.255 1 37.891 2 13.302 =1 12.850 3 8.636 3 5.333 8
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Run 3 2 43.195 3.103 1 16.395 1 29.243 2 37.902 2 13.292 2 12.848 3 8.659 3 5.293 3
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Run 4 3 43.152 3.100 1 16.375 1 29.214 1 37.871 3 13.275 2 12.839 3 8.657 3 5.281 4
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Germany GER Final Standings 2 3:08.115
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Germany GER Run 1 4 47.269 4.338 2 16.834 2 28.868 3 39.250 3 12.496 2 12.034 6 10.382 7 8.019 7
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Germany GER Run 2 2 46.860 4.334 1 16.775 1 28.696 1 38.974 2 12.441 1 11.921 2 10.278 3 7.886 2
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Germany GER Run 3 2 46.991 4.320 1 16.742 1 28.703 1 39.043 1 12.422 1 11.961 4 10.340 4 7.948 4
2006 Winter 35 Torino Luge Germany GER Run 4 2 46.995 4.330 1 16.749 1 28.699 2 39.032 2 12.419 1 11.950 2 10.333 2 7.963 6
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