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The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

Updated June 14, 2019 8.4k votes 436 voters 10.6k views130 items

List RulesVote up the best luge athletes of all time.

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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  • 1
    Christian Niccum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    Christian Niccum

    United States of America

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Christian Elza Niccum (born January 27, 1978) is a retired American luger who has competed... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Dajana Eitberger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    Dajana Eitberger

  • 3
    Johannes Ludwig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    55

    ProfessionLuger

    Johannes Ludwig (born 14 February 1986) is a German luger who has competed since 1996. He won... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Sascha Benecken is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    53

    Sascha Benecken

    Germany

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Sascha Benecken is a German luger who has competed since 1999.
  • 5
    Toni Eggert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    50

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Toni Eggert (born 12 May 1988) is a German luger who has competed since 2008.
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    Tobias Wendl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    50

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Tobias Wendl (born 16 June 1987) is a German luger who has competed since 1993, acting as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Andris Šics is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    7

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Andris Šics (born 12 May 1985) is a Latvian luger. He competed in the 2006, 2010 and 2014... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Natalie Geisenberger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

    ProfessionPolice officer, Athlete, Luger

    Natalie Geisenberger (born 5 February 1988) is a German luger.
  • 9
    Tobias Arlt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    128

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Tobias Arlt (born 2 June 1987) is a German luger who has competed since 1991, acting as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Felix Loch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
    75
    10

    Felix Loch

    Germany

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Felix Loch (German pronunciation: [ˈfeːlɪks ˈlɔx]; born 24 July 1989) is a German luger and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Andi Langenhan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    5

    ProfessionPolice officer, Athlete, Luger

    Andi Langenhan (born 1 October 1984) is a German luger who has been competing since 1995 and... more on Wikipedia
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    Juris Šics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    13

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Juris Šics (born 26 April 1983) is a Latvian luger. He competed in the 2006, 2010 and 2014... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Ralf Palik is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    13

    Ralf Palik

    Ralf Palik is a German luger who has competed since 2002. At 2010–11 Luge World Cup season he... more on Wikipedia
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    Tatjana Hüfner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
    85
    21

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Tatjana Hüfner (born 30 April 1983) is a German luger who has competed since 2003.
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    Peter Penz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    Peter Penz

    Austria

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Peter Penz (born 5 April 1984 in Hall in Tirol) is an Austrian former luger who competed... more on Wikipedia
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    Georg Fischler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    Georg Fischler

    Austria

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Georg Fischler (born 3 July 1985 in Hall in Tirol) is an Austrian former luger who competed... more on Wikipedia
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    Wolfgang Kindl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    24

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Wolfgang Kindl (born 18 April 1988) is an Austrian world champion luger who has competed since... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Erin Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    32

    Erin Hamlin

    United States of America

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Erin Mullady Hamlin (born 19 November 1986) is a four-time Olympian and the first female... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    David Gleirscher is listed (or ranked) 19 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... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Julia Clukey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    Julia Clukey

    United States of America

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Julia Clukey (born April 29, 1985 in Augusta, Maine) is an American luger who started... more on Wikipedia
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    Georg Hackl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    7
    Georg Hackl (born 9 September 1966) is a German former luger who was three time Olympic and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Roman Repilov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    13

    Roman Repilov

  • 23
    Adam Rosen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    30

    Adam Rosen

    United States of America

    ProfessionLuger

    Adam Joseph "AJ" Rosen (born April 12, 1984) is an American-born US-British Olympic luger who... more on Wikipedia
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    Patric Leitner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    14

    ProfessionLuger

    Patric-Fritz Leitner (born 23 February 1977 in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria) is a German luger who... more on Wikipedia
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    Chris Mazdzer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge
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    40

    Chris Mazdzer

    United States of America

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Christopher "Chris" Mazdzer (; born June 26, 1988) is an American luger who has been active... more on Wikipedia
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