Chris Mazdzer

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Chris Mazdzer
Chris Mazdzer 2013.jpg
Mazdzer in 2013
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Mazdzer
Born (1988-06-26) June 26, 1988 (age 30)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.[1]
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Sport
SportLuge

Christopher "Chris" Mazdzer (/ˈmæzdər/; born June 26, 1988) is an American luger who has been active internationally since 2001. He competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, finishing 13th on both occasions.[1][2] At the 2018 Winter Olympics Mazdzer won the silver medal in the Men's Single Luge, becoming the first U.S. men's singles luge medalist and is the first and currently only non-European to win a medal in that event.

Career[edit]

On December 4, 2015, Mazdzer won the 2015–16 Luge World Cup Men's singles event at Lake Placid in the first-ever one-two finish for the United States in a Men's singles luge World Cup event, with the 2014-15 winner and track record holder, Tucker West, coming in second.[3] Until his 2015 win, Mazdzer's best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships was sixth in the singles at Whistler, British Columbia, in 2013. His best World Cup season finish was 13th in 2012–13. In December 2014, he won the men's singles event in the luge sprint in the second ever to be held and to be competed in event at the World Cup level in the discipline. Mazdzer was therein victorious at the FIL "Sprint" World Cup event at the Calgary track.[4]

On February 11, 2018, Mazdzer won a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

In April 2018, Mazdzer was announced as one of the celebrities for season 26 of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with professional dancer Witney Carson.[5] He was eliminated in the third week of the four-week season.

Personal life[edit]

Mazdzer resides in Saranac Lake, New York.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Chris Mazdzer". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Chris Mazdzer". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Kekis, John (December 4, 2015). "Mazdzer, West of US finish 1-2 in World Cup luge". Associated Press. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2018 – via Yahoo! News.
  4. ^ "Alex Gough, Chris Mazdzer and Wendl-Arlt win second FIL Sprint World Cup". Federation internationale de luge de course. December 14, 2014. Archived from the original on January 4, 2015. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Thorbecke, Catherine (April 13, 2018). "Adam Rippon, Tonya Harding and more superstar athletes to face-off in Dancing With the Stars season 26". ABC News. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Evans, Brad (February 11, 2018). "Saranac Lake's Chris Mazdzer wins first ever men's luge singles medal". WPTZ. Retrieved February 11, 2018.

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