Frank Luck

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Frank Luck
Frank Luck Ruhpolding 2005.jpg
Frank Luck in 2005
Personal information
Full name Frank Luck
Born (1967-12-05) 5 December 1967 (age 46)
Schmalkalden, DDR
Height 179 cm
Professional information
Club WSV Oberhof O5
Skis Fischer
World Cup
Seasons 1986-2004
Wins 12
Additional podiums 27
Total podiums 39
Olympic medal record
Men's biathlon
Competitor for  Germany
Gold 1998 Nagano 4 x 7.5 km relay
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 4 x 7.5 km relay
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City 20 km individual
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City 4 x 7.5 km relay
Silver 1994 Lillehammer 20 km individual
World Championships
Gold 2004 Oberhof 4 x 7.5 km relay
Gold 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 4 x 7.5 km relay
Gold 2000 Oslo/Lahti 12.5 km pursuit
Gold 1999 Kontiolahti 10 km sprint
Gold 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 4 x 7.5 km relay
Gold 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 4 x 7.5 km relay
Gold 1993 Borovets team event
Gold 1991 Lahti 4 x 7.5 km relay
Silver 1999 Kontiolahti/Oslo 12.5 km pursuit
Silver 1998 Hochfilzen team event
Silver 1997 Brezno-Osrblie team event
Silver 1996 Ruhpolding 4 x 7.5 km relay
Silver 1991 Lahti 10 km sprint
Bronze 2000 Oslo/Lahti 20 km individual
Bronze 2000 Oslo/Lahti 4 x 7.5 km relay
Bronze 1993 Borovets 4 x 7.5 km relay
Competitor for  East Germany
Gold 1990 Oslo team event
Gold 1989 Feistritz an der Drau 4 x 7.5 km relay
Gold 1989 Feistritz an der Drau 10 km sprint
Bronze 1990 Kontiolahti 4 x 7.5 km relay

Frank Luck (b 5 December 1967 in Schmalkalden) is a former German biathlete. Frank Luck started early with cross country skiing, but in 1980 he went over to biathlon. By 1988 at the age of 21 he had already qualified for the Winter Olympics in Calgary, where he finished sixth in the sprint event. His big breakthrough came with the 10 km sprint world title in 1989. Having originally competed for the East German team, by 1991, Germany had unified and Luck was now competing for the combined Germany team. Because of illness he missed the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, but at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer he won the gold medal with the German relay team which he repeated four years later at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. During his seventeen-year career, Luck won eleven world championship gold medal with the last one in the relay in 2004 at Oberhof where retired as a biathlete after this event. With five silver and three bronze medals he is one of the most successful world championship competitors of all time.

Luck also won three times at the Holmenkollen ski festival biathlon competition with two wins in the pursuit (1999, 2000) and one win in the sprint (2002). He is the Brother-in-law to his one-time team mate Sven Fischer.

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