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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Toni Eggert is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Natalie Geisenberger is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Johannes Ludwig is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Dajana Eitberger

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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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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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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

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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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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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Christian Niccum is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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Julia Clukey is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Chris Mazdzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
United States of America Chris Mazdzer is a luger.

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Tatjana Hüfner is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Felix Loch is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Andris Šics is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Ralf Palik is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Juris Šics is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Wolfgang Kindl is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Andi Langenhan is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Roman Repilov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Feriko890 added Roman Repilov

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David Gleirscher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
David Gleirscher 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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Eric Pothier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Canada Eric Pothier is a Canadian luger who has competed since 1990. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fifth in the men's doubles event at Salt Lake City in 2002. He is a 6 ...more

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Erin Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
United States of America Erin Mullady Hamlin is a three-time Olympian and the first female American luger to medal at any Winter Olympics, as well as the first American of either gender to medal in singles competition. ...more

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Ashley Walden is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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

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Tristan Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Tristan Walker Canada Tristan Walker is a Canadian luger who has competed since 2008. His best Luge World Cup finish was 8th in men's doubles at Cesana in the 2011 World Championships. Walker qualified for the 2010 ...more

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Georg Hackl is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Patric Leitner is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Alexandra Rodionova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Russia Alexandra Vasiliyevna Rodionova is a Russian luger who has competed since 2003. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of sixth in the women's singles event at Vancouver in ...more

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Justin Snith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Justin Snith Canada Justin Snith is a Canadian luger who has competed since 2008. His best Luge World Cup finish was 13th in men's doubles at Calgary on 21 November 2009. Snith qualified for the 2010 Winter ...more

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Veronika Sabolová is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Slovakia Veronika Sabolová is a Slovakian luger who has competed since 1995. Competing in three Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 14th in the women's singles event at Vancouver in ...more

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Andreas Linger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Austria Andreas Linger is an Austrian retired luger who has competed internationally since 2000. He and his younger brother Wolfgang began luging at a very young age, and did their first doubles run ...more

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Nodar Kumaritashvili is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Georgia Nodar David Kumaritashvili was a Georgian luger who suffered a fatal crash during a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics competition in Whistler, Canada, on the day of the opening ceremony. ...more

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Armin Zöggeler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Italy Armin Zöggeler is a retired Italian luger and double Olympic champion. He is one of the most successful men in the sport, nicknamed Il Cannibale, for his notable series of victories, or The ...more

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Kimberley McRae is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Feriko890 added Kimberley McRae Canada Kimberley McRae is a Canadian luger who has competed since 2011 on the Senior FIL World Cup Circuit McRae has also qualified to compete for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Levan Gureshidze is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Georgia Levan Gureshidze is an Olympic Luger from Georgia.

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Grant Albrecht is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Canada Grant Albrecht is a Canadian luger who has competed since 1998. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of tenth in the men's doubles event at Turin in 2006. Albrecht's best ...more

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Alexander Resch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Germany Alexander Resch is a German luger who competed from 1998 to 2010. Together with Patric Leitner, he won the men's doubles event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States. They ...more

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Ján Harniš is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Slovakia Ján Harniš is a Slovak luger who has competed since 2004. His best Luge World Cup season finish was 18th in men's doubles in 2006-07. Harniš' best finish at the FIL World Luge ...more

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Bengt Walden is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Sweden Bengt Walden is a retired Swedish-born, American luger who has competed since 1985, internationally since 1988, when he joined the Swedish national team. He married American luger Ashley Hayden ...more

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Manuel Pfister is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Austria Manuel Pfister is an Austrian luger who has competed since 1999. His best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships was 17th in the men's singles event at Oberhof in 2008. Pfister's best finish ...more

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Alex Gough is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Canada Alex Gough is a Canadian luger who has competed since 2002. She won a bronze medal in the women's singles event at the FIL World Luge Championships 2011 in Cesana, the first ever for a Canadian ...more

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Branislav Regec is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Slovakia Branislav Regec is a Slovak luger who has competed since 2000. His best Luge World Cup season finish was 18th in men's doubles in 2006-07. Regec's best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships ...more

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Veronika Halder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Austria Veronika Halder is an Austrian luger who has competed since 2000. She won four medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with two silvers and two bronzes. Halder competed in two Winter ...more

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Christian Oberstolz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Italy Christian Oberstolz is an Italian luger who has competed since 1997. He won four medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with two silvers and two bronzes. At the FIL European Luge ...more

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Martina Kocher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Switzerland Martina Kocher is a Swiss luger who has competed since 1999. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of seventh in the women's singles event at Vancouver in 2010. Kocher's ...more

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Tobias Schiegl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Austria Tobias Schiegl is an Austrian luger who competed from 1993 to 2010. He won fourteen medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with five golds, five silvers, and four bronzes. He competes in ...more

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David Möller is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Germany David Möller is a German luger who has competed since 2001. He won six medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with four golds, one silver, and one bronze Möller also won four ...more

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Courtney Zablocki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
United States of America Courtney Zablocki is an American luger who competed from 1997 to 2010. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of fourth in the women's singles event at Turin in 2006. ...more

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Natalia Khoreva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
Russia Natalia Khoreva is a luger.