winter sports The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge  

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Luge is a competition that takes precision, strength, and coordination. The famous luge event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic luge Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. However, only one athlete can be voted the greatest in the sport. Cast your votes below to help decide on the best luge player of all time. 

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different athletes, including Shiva Keshavan and Armin Zöggeler. We have also included up and coming luge stars, like Tobias Wendl and Peter Penz. Who are the greatest Olympic luge athletes? Vote below! 

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Christian Niccum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Christian Niccum United States of America

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141 48
Toni Eggert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Toni Eggert Germany

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123 53
Natalie Geisenberger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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125 58
Dajana Eitberger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Dajana Eitberger

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118 54
Johannes Ludwig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Johannes Ludwig Germany

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120 56
Peter Penz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Peter Penz Austria

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113 52
Tobias Arlt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Tobias Arlt Germany

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114 53
Sascha Benecken is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Sascha Benecken Germany

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110 51
Tobias Wendl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Tobias Wendl Germany

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109 52
Georg Fischler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Georg Fischler Austria

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93 46
Julia Clukey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Julia Clukey United States of America

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73 33
Chris Mazdzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Chris Mazdzer United States of America

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31 18
Erin Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Erin Hamlin United States of America

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Courtney Zablocki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Courtney Zablocki United States of America

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Eric Pothier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Eric Pothier Canada

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Adam Rosen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Adam Rosen United States of America

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15 12
Justin Snith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Justin Snith Canada

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11 9
Tristan Walker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Tristan Walker Canada

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19 18
Nodar Kumaritashvili is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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17 17
Levan Gureshidze is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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10 11
Tony Benshoof is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Tony Benshoof United States of America

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David Gleirscher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
David Gleirscher

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Michelle Despain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Michelle Despain Argentina

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11 13
Ashley Walden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Ashley Walden United States of America

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9 11
Veronika Sabolová is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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9 11
Natalia Khoreva is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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9 11
Mark Grimmette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Mark Grimmette United States of America

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Bengt Walden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Bengt Walden Sweden

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Shiva Keshavan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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8 11
Brian Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Brian Martin United States of America

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12 16
Oswald Haselrieder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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12 16
Manuel Pfister is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Manuel Pfister Austria

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7 10
Ewelina Staszulonek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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7 10
Jakub Hyman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Jakub Hyman Czech Republic

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7 10
Viktor Kneib is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Viktor Kneib Russia

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7 10
Preston Griffall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Preston Griffall United States of America

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11 15
Alexandra Rodionova is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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11 15
Megan Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Megan Sweeney United States of America

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6 9
Jana Šišajová is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Jana Šišajová Slovakia

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6 9
Ján Harniš is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Ján Harniš Slovakia

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6 9
Mihaela Chiras is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Mihaela Chiras Romania

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6 9
Maija Tīruma is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Maija Tīruma Latvia

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6 9
Wolfgang Kindl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Wolfgang Kindl Austria

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6 9
Hannah Campbell-Pegg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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6 9
Inārs Kivlenieks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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6 9
Peter Iliev is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Peter Iliev Bulgaria

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6 9
Domen Pociecha is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Domen Pociecha Slovenia

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6 9
Jan-Armin Eichhorn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

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10 14
Kiril Serikov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Kiril Serikov Russia

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10 14
Dan Joye is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Dan Joye Venezuela