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Babsi Niedernhuber

Full name: Barbara "Babsi" Niedernhuber
Nickname(s): Babsi
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: June 6, 1974 in Berchtesgaden, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: WSV Königssee, Schönau am Königssee (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Barbara Niedernhuber was often called “the eternal runner-up” as, besides her double silver at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics, she was also runner-up at the World Championships in 1999, 2000, 2004 and 2005, placing third in 2001 and 2003, along with third places at the 2000 and 2002 European Championships. In 2005 Niedernhuber won the overall World Cup title. Niedernhuber, Sylke Otto, and Silke Kraushaar dominated international luge in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2006 Niedernhuber abruptly retired prior to the start of the season due to a bacterial infection in her ankle that developed after surgery the previous summer. After her active career she joined the German police.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Luge Women's Singles Germany GER 2 Silver
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City 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 23 Nagano Luge Germany GER Final Standings 2 3:23.781
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 1 2 51.216 2.810 3 20.593 3 27.730 3 41.541 2 17.783 3 7.137 2 13.811 1 9.675 1
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 2 1 51.103 2.817 4 20.621 3 27.750 3 41.502 2 17.804 3 7.129 3 13.752 1 9.601 1
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 3 2 50.837 2.817 4 20.483 3 27.570 3 41.263 3 17.666 3 7.087 2 13.693 2 9.574 2
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 4 3 50.625 2.799 3 20.320 2 27.383 2 41.065 2 17.521 2 7.063 4 13.682 =5 9.560 4
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Final Standings 2 2:52.785
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Run 1 2 43.346 3.154 4 16.518 3 29.408 3 38.073 2 13.364 3 12.890 1 8.665 1 5.273 =1
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Run 2 2 43.134 3.146 2 16.472 3 29.292 3 37.902 3 13.326 3 12.820 2 8.610 2 5.232 2
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Run 3 3 43.215 3.148 4 16.495 =4 29.320 3 37.958 3 13.347 5 12.825 2 8.638 2 5.257 2
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Luge Germany GER Run 4 1 43.090 3.146 3 16.453 3 29.256 3 37.860 1 13.307 3 12.803 =1 8.604 1 5.230 2