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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Johannes Ludwig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Germany
Johannes Ludwig is a German luger who has competed since 1996. He won a bronze medal in the mixed team event at the FIL European Luge Championships 2010 in Sigulda. Ludwig's finished 11th in the ...more
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Dajana Eitberger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Dajana Eitberger
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178 55
Natalie Geisenberger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Germany
Natalie Geisenberger is a German luger. She became Olympic Champion in the women's singles event and in the team relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and won a bronze medal in the women's ...more
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169 51
Toni Eggert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Germany
Toni Eggert is a German luger who has competed since 2008. As of January 26, 2009, he was in 15th place in the men's doubles in the 2008-09 Luge World Cup standings.
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Sascha Benecken is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Sascha Benecken Germany
Sascha Benecken is a German luger who has competed since 1999.
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171 54
Tobias Arlt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Germany
Tobias Arlt is a German luger who has competed since 1991, acting as a backdriver. He won a silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 2008 FIL World Luge Championships, a silver and a ...more
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172 57
Peter Penz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Peter Penz Austria
Peter Penz is an Austrian luger who has competed since 2003. He won two medals in the mixed team event at the FIL World Luge Championships with a silver in 2009 and a bronze in 2007. He also ...more
8
154 52
Tobias Wendl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Germany
Tobias Wendl is a German luger who has competed since 1993, acting as a front. He won a silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 2008 FIL World Luge Championships in Oberhof, Germany, a ...more
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146 53
Georg Fischler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Georg Fischler Austria
Georg Fischler is an Austrian luger who has competed since 2003. He won two medals in the mixed team event at the FIL World Luge Championships with a silver in 2009 and a bronze in 2007. He also ...more
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Julia Clukey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
United States of America
Julia Clukey is an American luger who has competed since 2002. Her best Luge World Cup season finish was 12th in women's singles in 2007–08. Clukey's best finish at the FIL World Luge ...more
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Christian Niccum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
United States of America
Christian Niccum is a retired American luger who has competed since 1996 on the World Cup tour. He was the alternate in 1998, coached for Canada in 2002, finished 23rd in the men's singles event ...more
12
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Andi Langenhan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Feriko890 added Germany
Andi Langenhan is a German luger who has been competing since 1995 and has been on the German national team since 2001. He won two bronze medals in the men's singles event at the FIL World Luge ...more
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31 4
Felix Loch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Feriko890 added Germany
Felix Loch is a German luger and Olympic champion. He has been competing since 1995 and has been on the German national team since 2006. He won nine medals at the FIL World Luge Championships ...more
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Tatjana Hüfner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Germany
Tatjana Hüfner is a German luger who has competed since 2003. She won the bronze medal in the women's singles at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and the gold medal at the 2010 Winter ...more
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31 5
Ralf Palik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Feriko890 added Ralf Palik
Ralf Palik is a German luger who has competed since 2002. At 2010–11 Luge World Cup season he placed 38th with 50 points. At 2011–12 Luge World Cup season he placed 6th with 366 points. At ...more
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33 6
Andris Šics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Latvia
Andris Šics is a Latvian luger who has competed since 1998. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he won a silver medal in the men's doubles event at Vancouver in 2010 and two bronze medals at ...more
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Chris Mazdzer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
United States of America
Chris Mazdzer is a luger.
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32 6
Juris Šics is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Latvia
Juris Šics is a Latvian luger who has competed since 1998. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he won a silver medal in the men's doubles event at Vancouver in 2010 and two bronze medals at ...more
19
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Wolfgang Kindl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Austria
← Wolfgang Kindl is an Austrian luger who has competed since 2007. At the FIL European Luge Championships 2010 in Sigulda, he won silver medals in the men's singles and mixed team events. ...more
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David Gleirscher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
David Gleirscher (born 23 July 1994) is an Austrian luger. He competed for Austria in the 2015-16 Luge World Cup in the men's singles and finished tenth in the points standings. In men's luge at ...more
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23 4
Roman Repilov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Feriko890 added Roman Repilov
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Georg Hackl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Matt Schap added Germany
Georg Hackl is a German former luger who was three time Olympic and World Champion. He is known affectionately as Hackl-Schorsch or as the Speeding Weißwurst a reference to what he looks ...more
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Ashley Walden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
United States of America
Ashley Walden is an American luger who has competed since 1998. She won two silver medals in the mixed team event at the FIL World Luge Championships. Hayden also finished eighth in the women's ...more
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19 6
Patric Leitner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Germany
Patric-Fritz Leitner is a German luger who competed from 1998 to 2010. Together with Alexander Resch he won the men's doubles event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States. ...more
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Maija Tīruma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Latvia
Maija Tīruma is a former Latvian luger who competed from 2000 to 2013. She won two bronze medals in the mixed team relay event at the FIL World Luge Championships. Tīruma also won a gold medal ...more