Tatjana Hüfner

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Tatjana Hüfner
Tatjana Hüfner.jpg
Hüfner, posing after a successful run, at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1983-04-30) 30 April 1983 (age 31)
Neuruppin, Brandenburg, East Germany
Residence Oberwiesenthal, Brandenburg
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)[1]
Website http://www.tatjana-huefner.de/
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Luge
Event(s) Women's singles
Club RC Blankenburg (1992–1997)
WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal (1997–present)
Turned pro 2003[1]
Coached by Bernhard Glass
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Gold medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg

Tatjana Hüfner (born 30 April 1983) 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 Olympics in Vancouver. Hüfner won four gold medals at the FIL World Luge Championships, winning three in the women's singles event (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012) and two in the mixed team event (2008, 2012).

She also won two silvers in the women's singles event at the FIL European Luge Championships (2004, 2006).

Hüfner won the overall Luge World Cup title in women's singles three times (2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10).

On February 2, 2008, she became the first woman to win five straight FIL Luge World Cup events with her victory at the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track in Altenberg, Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FIL-Luge profile, accessed December 3, 2010

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