Courtney Zablocki

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Courtney Zablocki (born January 28, 1981) is an American luger who competed from 1997 to 2010.[1] Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of fourth in the women's singles event at Turin in 2006.[2][3]

Zablocki best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships was ninth in the women's singles event at Nagano in 2004.[1][4]

Born in Hinsdale, Illinois, she resides in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.[5] Before joining the Colorado Army National Guard after the 2006 Winter Olympics, Zablocki worked in the gardening department for The Home Depot from 2004 to the summer of 2006.[5][6]

Zablocki underwent surgery on both of her hands during the week of 13 April 2009 to relieve pain and the surgery was successful.[7]

She announced her retirement from luge on 9 August 2010, but still has intentions of wanting to remain in US Luge in some capacity.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zablocki, Courtney". FIL. 
  2. ^ "Luge Women Singles Olympic Games 2002 Salt Lake City". todor66.com. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Luge Women Singles Olympic Games 2006 Torino". todor66.com. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Courtney Zablocki". 2006 Winter Olympics profile. Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. 
  5. ^ a b "Courtney Zablocki". USA Luge. 
  6. ^ "Profile for the 2006 Winter Olympics" (PDF). Home Depot. [dead link]
  7. ^ "News on Zablocki's successful surgery". FIL. April 15, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Luge Olympian Courtney Zablocki announces retirement". FIL. August 9, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2010.