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The Best Olympic Athletes in Luge

Updated June 14, 2019 8.6k votes 443 voters 10.7k 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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  • Dajana Eitberger1
    284
    62

    Dajana Eitberger

  • Christian Niccum2
    356
    96

    Christian Niccum

    United States of America

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Christian Elza Niccum (born January 27, 1978) is a retired American luger who has competed...  more
  • Johannes Ludwig3
    263
    60

    ProfessionLuger

    Johannes Ludwig (born 14 February 1986) is a German luger who has competed since 1996. He won...  more
  • Sascha Benecken4
    255
    58

    Sascha Benecken

    Germany

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Sascha Benecken is a German luger who has competed since 1999....  more
  • Toni Eggert5
    232
    54

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Toni Eggert (born 12 May 1988) is a German luger who has competed since 2008....  more
  • Tobias Wendl6
    211
    54

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Tobias Wendl (born 16 June 1987) is a German luger who has competed since 1993, acting as a...  more
  • Andris Šics7
    78
    7

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Andris Šics (born 12 May 1985) is a Latvian luger. He competed in the 2006, 2010 and 2014...  more
  • Natalie Geisenberger8

    ProfessionPolice officer, Athlete, Luger

    Natalie Geisenberger (born 5 February 1988) is a German luger....  more
  • Tobias Arlt9
    241
    128

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Tobias Arlt (born 2 June 1987) is a German luger who has competed since 1991, acting as a...  more
  • Felix Loch10
    76
    10

    Felix Loch

    Germany

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Felix Loch (German pronunciation: [ˈfeːlɪks ˈlɔx]; born 24 July 1989) is a German luger and...  more
  • Andi Langenhan11
    67
    5

    ProfessionPolice officer, Athlete, Luger

    Andi Langenhan (born 1 October 1984) is a German luger who has been competing since 1995 and...  more
  • Juris Šics12
    77
    13

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Juris Šics (born 26 April 1983) is a Latvian luger. He competed in the 2006, 2010 and 2014...  more
  • Tatjana Hüfner13
    88
    21

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Tatjana Hüfner (born 30 April 1983) is a German luger who has competed since 2003....  more
  • 14
    76
    13

    Ralf Palik

    Ralf Palik is a German luger who has competed since 2002. At 2010–11 Luge World Cup season he...  more
  • Peter Penz15
    236
    134

    Peter Penz

    Austria

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Peter Penz (born 5 April 1984 in Hall in Tirol) is an Austrian former luger who competed...  more
  • Georg Fischler16
    199
    125

    Georg Fischler

    Austria

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Georg Fischler (born 3 July 1985 in Hall in Tirol) is an Austrian former luger who competed...  more
  • Julia Clukey17
    166
    107

    Julia Clukey

    United States of America

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Julia Clukey (born April 29, 1985 in Augusta, Maine) is an American luger who started...  more
  • Wolfgang Kindl18
    70
    24

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Wolfgang Kindl (born 18 April 1988) is an Austrian world champion luger who has competed since...  more
  • David Gleirscher19
    David Gleirscher (born 23 July 1994) is an Austrian luger. He competed for Austria in the...  more
  • Chris Mazdzer20
    83
    44

    Chris Mazdzer

    United States of America

    ProfessionAthlete, Luger

    Christopher "Chris" Mazdzer (; born June 26, 1988) is an American luger who has been active...  more
  • Georg Hackl21
    43
    7
    Georg Hackl (born 9 September 1966) is a German former luger who was three time Olympic and...  more
  • 22
    48
    13

    Roman Repilov

  • Erin Hamlin23
    70
    38

    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
  • Patric Leitner24
    43
    14

    ProfessionLuger

    Patric-Fritz Leitner (born 23 February 1977 in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria) is a German luger who...  more
  • Adam Rosen25
    60
    34

    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