David Gleirscher in 2018
|Born||23 July 1994|
Hall in Tirol, Austria
David Gleirscher (born 23 July 1994) is an Austrian luger. He competed for Austria in the 2015-16 Luge World Cup in the men's singles and finished tenth in the points standings. In men's luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics he became a surprise champion after the favorite, Felix Loch, made a mistake in the last run and dropped out of the medals. Prior to the Olympic win, Gleirscher did not have a single World Cup podium appearance.
David Gleirscher's father, Gerhard, was a luger who won three world championship medals, including both a gold in the team event and a bronze in the men's single event in 1997. His father also competed in three Winter Olympics, finish seventh in each Olympics (Singles: 1994, 1998; Doubles: 1992).
- http://www.newstimes.com/sports/article/Luge-World-Cup-Results-6710027.php[permanent dead link]
- "Winter Olympics: David Gleirscher claims Austria's first luge gold in 50 years after Felix Loch error". BBC. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- m.b.H., STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft. "Rodler David Gleirscher rast sensationell zu Gold". derStandard.at. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
- David Gleirscher at the International Luge Federation
- David Gleirscher at the International Olympic Committee
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