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Armin Zöggeler

Full name: Armin Zöggeler
Other name(s): Armin Zoeggeler
Nickname(s): Il Cannibale
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: January 4, 1974 in Merano, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Affiliations: C. S. Carabinieri, (ITA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Luge

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

Armin Zöggeler grew up in Foiana (Völlan), part of the municipality of Lana. He started racing as a kid, winning the Junior World Cup at age 14. At five consecutive Olympic Games he always took a medal in the luge singles event including two gold medals in 2002 and 2006. After his second gold medal in Torino, he carried the Italian flag at the Closing Ceremony. For the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, Zöggeler was offered the chance to carry the flag at the Opening Ceremony, but declined because his event started the following day. By winning the bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he became the first Italian athlete to win medals at five consecutive Olympics in an individual competition.

Zöggeler also won six World Championships (1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2011) all in singles, adding five silver and five bronze World Championships medals in singles and team. At the European level, he won another 16 medals including three gold medals in singles (2004 and 2008) and team (1994) events, adding six silver and seven bronze medals. Zöggeler is the most successful luger in the World Cup with 57 victories, 31 second and 27 third places, surpassing the previous record holders Georg Hackl from Germany and Markus Prock from Austria. Zöggeler won the overall World Cup 10 times, all in singles, in the seasons 1997-98, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2003-04 and consecutively from 2005-06 until 2010-11. Between 1993 and 2013, he won 20 Italian Championships. Prior to his senior career he had won three medals at the Junior World Championships, two gold in 1993 and 1994 and a silver in 1992.

In parallel to his racing career Zöggeler climbed the ranks of the Carabinieri until he was promoted to the rank of Marshal in 2011. In 2002, he was appointed Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. He was a 10 times Sportsman-of-the-Year in his native South Tyrol.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 3 Bronze
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 2 Silver
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 1 Gold
2006 Winter 32 Torino Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 1 Gold
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 3 Bronze
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Luge Men's Singles Italy ITA 3 Bronze
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Luge Mixed Team Relay Italy ITA 5

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 IT5 IR5 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4 ST5 SR5
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 3 3:21.833
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Luge Italy ITA Run 1 3 50.441 4.500 6 16.753 =6 26.031 4 33.108 4 42.571 3 12.253 7 9.278 4 7.077 =4 9.463 3 7.870 3
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Luge Italy ITA Run 2 3 50.601 4.507 7 16.773 =5 26.101 6 33.213 5 42.699 3 12.266 6 9.328 9 7.112 3 9.486 1 7.902 1
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Luge Italy ITA Run 3 6 50.365 4.531 =11 16.802 13 26.089 9 33.133 9 42.533 8 12.271 13 9.287 9 7.044 =8 9.400 5 7.832 4
1994 Winter 20 Lillehammer Luge Italy ITA Run 4 1 50.426 4.521 =5 16.752 2 26.041 3 33.094 2 42.529 1 12.231 1 9.289 4 7.053 =3 9.435 1 7.897 2
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 2 3:18.939
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Luge Italy ITA Run 1 2 49.715 3.143 3 16.443 3 28.179 3 40.744 2 13.300 5 11.736 2 12.565 2 8.971 2
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Luge Italy ITA Run 2 2 49.690 3.143 2 16.436 3 28.174 3 40.739 3 13.293 4 11.738 5 12.565 3 8.951 2
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Luge Italy ITA Run 3 3 49.737 3.152 2 16.444 1 28.183 2 40.754 3 13.292 1 11.739 3 12.571 =3 8.983 =2
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Luge Italy ITA Run 4 3 49.797 3.151 2 16.493 3 28.265 6 40.837 4 13.342 6 11.772 8 12.572 3 8.960 2
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 1 2:57.941
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Run 1 1 44.546 2.683 10 17.175 4 31.965 1 39.763 1 14.492 1 14.790 1 7.798 1 4.783 1
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Run 2 2 44.521 2.692 13 17.167 3 31.949 1 39.740 2 14.475 1 14.782 2 7.791 2 4.781 2
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Run 3 2 44.296 2.684 10 17.133 3 31.831 2 39.560 2 14.449 3 14.698 2 7.729 1 4.736 1
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Luge Italy ITA Run 4 1 44.578 2.698 13 17.207 2 31.996 1 39.793 1 14.509 1 14.789 1 7.797 2 4.785 1
2006 Winter 32 Torino Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 1 3:26.088
2006 Winter 32 Torino Luge Italy ITA Run 1 1 51.718 2.519 9 23.835 1 34.535 1 44.171 1 21.316 1 10.700 2 9.636 3 7.547 3
2006 Winter 32 Torino Luge Italy ITA Run 2 1 51.414 2.521 =9 23.762 4 34.397 3 43.951 4 21.241 3 10.635 5 9.554 3 7.463 2
2006 Winter 32 Torino Luge Italy ITA Run 3 2 51.430 2.508 5 23.816 5 34.440 4 43.983 4 21.308 4 10.624 3 9.543 2 7.447 1
2006 Winter 32 Torino Luge Italy ITA Run 4 5 51.526 2.519 10 23.823 5 34.460 6 44.043 6 21.304 5 10.637 5 9.583 3 7.483 2
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 3 3:14.375
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Luge Italy ITA Run 1 3 48.473 7.099 4 21.297 5 31.150 4 40.976 3 14.198 5 9.853 5 9.826 4 7.497 3
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Luge Italy ITA Run 2 3 48.529 7.092 6 21.297 4 31.173 4 41.021 4 14.205 4 9.876 5 9.848 3 7.508 2
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Luge Italy ITA Run 3 6 48.914 7.078 5 21.348 5 31.301 5 41.244 5 14.270 4 9.953 =5 9.943 4 7.670 10
2010 Winter 36 Vancouver Luge Italy ITA Run 4 4 48.459 7.079 8 21.261 5 31.116 5 40.955 5 14.182 5 9.855 5 9.839 3 7.504 3
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 3 3:28.797
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Luge Italy ITA Run 1 3 52.506 4.671 =13 16.768 =7 32.278 4 42.912 3 12.097 6 15.510 3 10.634 3 9.594 4
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Luge Italy ITA Run 2 3 52.387 4.689 =18 16.774 10 32.217 4 42.814 3 12.085 6 15.443 3 10.597 3 9.573 3
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Luge Italy ITA Run 3 3 51.910 4.670 13 16.727 8 32.032 5 42.494 4 12.057 6 15.305 4 10.462 3 9.416 2
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Luge Italy ITA Run 4 3 51.994 4.677 12 16.736 6 32.033 3 42.526 4 12.059 6 15.297 3 10.493 3 9.468 3

Mixed Team Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T LgRnk RT RTR IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 ET ER
2014 Winter 40 Sochi Luge Italy ITA Final Standings 5 56.039 3 2.277 =8 24.676 4 42.649 3 1:50.862 6
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