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Chris Thorpe

Full name: Christopher "Chris" Thorpe
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: October 29, 1970 in Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Chris Thorpe has competed in four Winter Olympics as a luger, partnering Gordy Sheer three times, and the two improved each time, placing 12th at the 1992 Albertville Games, 5th at the 1994 Lillehammer Games, and winning a silver medal in Nagano in 1998. The silver medal was the first Olympic medal ever won by a US luger. Thorpe and Sheer also won two silver medals at the 1995 and 1996 World Championships and won the season World Cup in 1997. Sheer retired after the 1998 Winter Olympics, and Thorpe combined with Clay Ives , who had previously competed for Canada, and the two won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Thorpe retired from luge after the 2002 Winter Olympics and became a motivational speaker.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA 12
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-2 USA 5
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-1 USA 2 Silver
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles United States-1 USA 3 Bronze

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Luge United States-2 USA Gordy Sheer Final Standings 12
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Luge United States-2 USA Gordy Sheer Run 1 12
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Luge United States-2 USA Gordy Sheer Run 2 12
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge United States-2 USA Gordy Sheer Final Standings 5
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge United States-2 USA Gordy Sheer Run 1 4
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Luge United States-2 USA Gordy Sheer Run 2 6
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge United States-1 USA Gordy Sheer Final Standings 2
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge United States-1 USA Gordy Sheer Run 1 2
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Luge United States-1 USA Gordy Sheer Run 2 1
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge United States-1 USA Clay Ives Final Standings 3
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge United States-1 USA Clay Ives Run 1 2
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Luge United States-1 USA Clay Ives Run 2 3
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