Natalie Geisenberger

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Natalie Geisenberger
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 26)[1]
Munich,[1] Bavaria,
West Germany
Residence Berchtesgaden,[1] Bavaria
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 77 kg (170 lb; 12.1 st)[1]
Sport
Country Germany
Sport Luge
Event(s) Women's singles
Club RRT Miesbach
Coached by Norbert Loch
Achievements and titles
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Natalie Geisenberger (born 5 February 1988) 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 singles event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Geisenberger won the gold medal in the women's singles event at the 2008 FIL European Luge Championships in Cesana, Italy. She also accounts for seven medals at the FIL World Luge Championships including three golds (Women's singles: 2013; Mixed team: 2009, 2013).

After four consecutive seasons finishing second in the overall classification of the Luge World Cup, she finally won her first title in the 2012–13 season, after completing an outstanding scoreboard with six wins and three second places.

Personal life[edit]

At age six her family moved to the city of Miesbach where Gert Schabbehard of the local Club RRT Miesbach introduced her to the sport at age 10. After a very successful junior career in which she won 14 Junior World Cup competitions and three Junior World Championships, she was promoted to the senior German team. Her first senior competition was on January 20, 2007 at the Altenberg, Germany World Cup where she came in second.

Geisenberger is currently a student with the German Federal Police at the Sports School in Bad Endorf.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FIL-Luge profile, accessed December 9, 2010

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