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Hansjörg Raffl

Full name: Hansjörg Raffl
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 29, 1958 in Valdaora, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Affiliations: Sportclub Carabinieri/Centro Sportivo Forestale
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

During his career Hansjörg Raffl competed in both singles and doubles, but he was most successful in his specialty, doubles. In 1974 he became a member of the national team. Early in his career he teamed-up with Alfred Silginer, competing with him until 1980. The next season he started with Karl Brunner before he and Norbert Huber formed one of the most long-lasting and successful couples in luge history. Raffl made his first World Cup podium in 1979, winning his first World Cup race in 1982, both in doubles. In the overall standings he was ranked second in singles in 1979 and won eight trophies in doubles, a record he achieved together with Huber.

Raffl participated in five consecutive Olympic Winter Games. At Sarajevo in 1984 a fall dropped his doubles team from second at the split to a ninth place finish. Four years later he could not compete in doubles, because his partner was ill. Raffl took both his medals in doubles, winning bronze in 1992 and silver in 1994, when they finished behind another Italian team with Huber’s brother Wilfried Huber and Kurt Brugger. During his international career (1978-94) Raffl won nine World Championship medals, two of them gold – 1989 team and 1990 doubles, along with four silver and three bronze medals. Raffl won seven medals at the European Championships – two gold, two silver and three bronze. After his active career Raffl became coach of the Italian national team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-2 ITA 5
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 6
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 8
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-1 ITA 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Italy-2 ITA 2 Silver

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Luge Italy-2 ITA Alfred Silginer Final Standings 5
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Luge Italy-2 ITA Alfred Silginer Run 1 5
1980 Winter 22 Lake Placid Luge Italy-2 ITA Alfred Silginer Run 2 6
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Luge Italy-1 ITA Norbert Huber Final Standings 6
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Luge Italy-1 ITA Norbert Huber Run 1 9
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Luge Italy-1 ITA Norbert Huber Run 2 6
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Luge Italy-1 ITA Norbert Huber Final Standings 3
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Luge Italy-1 ITA Norbert Huber Run 1 2
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Luge Italy-1 ITA Norbert Huber Run 2 3
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Luge Italy-2 ITA Norbert Huber Final Standings 2
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Luge Italy-2 ITA Norbert Huber Run 1 1
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Luge Italy-2 ITA Norbert Huber Run 2 2

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 30 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 8 3:07.525
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Run 1 7 46.590 9.204 9 24.581 9 37.007 7 15.377 8 12.426 6 9.583 5
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Run 2 12 46.971 9.220 9 24.652 =10 37.170 10 15.432 10 12.518 7 9.801 16
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Run 3 10 46.893 9.286 20 24.686 15 37.203 10 15.400 9 12.517 8 9.690 8
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Luge Italy ITA Run 4 11 47.071 9.259 17 24.713 14 37.323 11 15.454 14 12.610 9 9.748 8
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