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Luge at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Utah Olympic Park, Park City, Utah
Date Started: February 10, 2002
Date Finished: February 11, 2002
Format: Four runs, total time determined placement.

Gold: ITA Armin Zöggeler
Silver: GER Georg Hackl
Bronze: AUT Markus Prock

Summary

Since Nagano the trio of Germany’s Georg Hackl, Markus Prock of Austria and Armin Zöggeler of Italy had continued to dominate men’s luge almost to the exclusion of anyone else. The big difference this time was that Hackl was no longer the overwhelming force that he had been in previous years and Prock too was approaching the end of his career. Zöggeler , a Carabiniere from the Sud-Tirol had won the World Championships in the two previous seasons and was, in contrast to his rivals, at 28–years-old, approaching the peak of his career. The Italian held a narrow lead after the first run but Hackl was faster over the second and only 0.04 separated the two at the end of day one. The title was effectively decided on the third run as Hackl faltered and Zöggeler gained two tenths of a second on him. Although Hackl failed to win his fourth successive gold medal in this event his silver medal ensured his fifth successive medal of any colour. With the gold medal headed for Italy the other matter to decide was the fate of the bronze medal. Adam Heidt of the USA threatened to win America’s first ever Olympic singles medal but to the disappointment of the home crowd Markus Prock held on to add another medal, his third in his sixth Winter Olympics, to his collection. A record 50 men took part in this event with the Venezuelans Werner and Chris Hoeger providing a rare instance of a father and son combination competing against each other.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Armin Zöggeler 28 Italy ITA Gold 2:57.941
2 Georg Hackl 35 Germany GER Silver 2:58.270
3 Markus Prock 37 Austria AUT Bronze 2:58.283
4 Adam Heidt 24 United States USA 2:58.606
5 Albert Demchenko 30 Russia RUS 2:58.996
6 Karsten Albert 33 Germany GER 2:59.046
7 Denis Geppert 26 Germany GER 2:59.154
8 Markus Kleinheinz 25 Austria AUT 2:59.211
9 Wilfried Huber 31 Italy ITA 2:59.319
10 Rainer Margreiter 26 Austria AUT 2:59.637
11 Kyle Connelly 21 Canada CAN 2:59.723
12 Reinhold Rainer 28 Italy ITA 2:59.754
13 Stefan Höhener 21 Switzerland SUI 2:59.800
14 Chris Moffat 22 Canada CAN 3:00.000
15 Johan Rousseau 23 France FRA 3:00.033
16 Jaroslav Slávik 26 Slovakia SVK 3:00.063
17 Tony Benshoof 26 United States USA 3:00.102
18 Yann Fricheteau 22 France FRA 3:00.178
19 Tyler Seitz 25 Canada CAN 3:00.221
20 Viktor Kneyb 21 Russia RUS 3:00.265
21 Aleksandr Gorlachev 20 Russia RUS 3:00.568
22 Nauris Skraustiņš 23 Latvia LAT 3:00.689
23 Bengt Walden 28 Sweden SWE 3:01.286
24 Reto Gilly 30 Switzerland SUI 3:01.311
25 Mark Hatton 28 Great Britain GBR 3:01.566
26 Nick Sullivan 22 United States USA 3:02.093
27 Shigeaki Ushijima 24 Japan JPN 3:02.099
28 Anders Söderberg 30 Sweden SWE 3:02.214
29 Guntis Rēķis 27 Latvia LAT 3:02.704
30 Michal Kvíčala 21 Czech Republic CZE 3:04.273
31 Chris Hoeger 17 Venezuela VEN 3:04.313
32 Ion Cristian Stanciu 28 Romania ROU 3:04.614
33 Shiva Keshavan 20 India IND 3:04.983
34 Marian Tican 23 Romania ROU 3:05.299
35 Ľubomír Mick 23 Slovakia SVK 3:05.818
36 Lee Hak-Jin 16 South Korea KOR 3:07.199
37 Patrick Singleton 27 Bermuda BER 3:07.772
38 Liviu Cepoi 32 Moldova MDA 3:07.943
39 Julio César Camacho 23 Venezuela VEN 3:08.075
40 Werner Hoeger 48 Venezuela VEN 3:08.278
41 Rubén González 39 Argentina ARG 3:12.808
42 Kim Min-Gyu 18 South Korea KOR 3:13.805
43 Marcelo González 36 Argentina ARG 3:14.559
44 Eugen Radu 23 Romania ROU 3:15.327
45 Ricardo Raschini 34 Brazil BRA 3:16.647
46 Renato Mizoguchi 26 Brazil BRA 3:19.900
47 Lin Chui-Bin 24 Chinese Taipei TPE 3:23.716
48 Li Chia-Hsun 25 Chinese Taipei TPE 3:25.986
AC Mārtiņš Rubenis 23 Latvia LAT DNF
AC Lee Chang-Yong 16 South Korea KOR DNF