Armin ZOEGGELER

Italy ITA

Luge

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    2 S
    2 B
  • Games participations
    6
  • First Olympic Games
    Lillehammer 1994
  • Year of Birth
    1974
Olympic Results

Biography

Armin ZOEGGELER

When Italy’s Armin Zöggeler won in Sochi the bronze in the men’s luge, behind Felix Loch of Germany and Russia’s Albert Demchenko, the 40-year-old became the first athlete in history to win six medals at six consecutive editions of the Olympic Winter Games!

Armin Zöggeler’s love affair with the ice began when he was just seven years old, playing on the Tyrolean slopes of his native Bolzano in the north of Italy. He started working with his first coach, Severin Unterholzner as a teenager, and by the time he was 14 had claimed victory in the Junior World Cup.

The man from Merano went on to amass an impressive array of victories in various competitions, including five world championship titles. Between 1997 and 2006, he topped the overall rankings in the Luge World Cup no less than five times. It was an achievement that earned him the nickname “the Cannibal. A policeman when not competing in the luge, Zöggeler also acquired the reputation of being unshakeably calm, hence his other nickname: “the ice-blooded champion”

At the age of 20, the Italian made his Olympic debut, at Lillehammer 1994. He came away with a bronze medal, joining two of luge’s legends, Germany’s Georg Hackl and Austria’s Marcus Prock, on the podium. Four years later, at the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano in 1998, Zöggeler underlined his status as a rising force in the discipline, taking the silver behind Hackl.

Olympic Results

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Sochi 2014

S
Singles
Singles Luge
#4
Team Relay
Team Relay Luge
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Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

B
Singles
Singles Luge
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

G
Singles
Singles Luge
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

G
Singles
Singles Luge
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Nagano 1998

S
Singles
Singles Luge
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

B
Singles
Singles Luge