David Möller

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David Möller
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Möller with his silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Born (1982-01-13) 13 January 1982 (age 37)[1]
Sonneberg,[1] Bezirk Suhl, East Germany
ResidenceSchalkau,[1] Thuringia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight91 kg (winter)
85 kg (187 lb)[1](summer)
Websitewww.rennrodeln.com
Sport
Country Germany
SportLuge
Event(s)Men's singles
ClubRRV Sonneberg/Schalkau
Turned pro2001[1]
Coached byGermany Bernhard Glass
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2nd, silver medalist(s)

David Möller (also spelled Moeller, born 13 January 1982) is a German former luger who competed from 2001 to 2014. He won six medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with four golds (Men's singles: 2004, 2007; Mixed team: 2004, 2007), one silver (Men's singles: 2008), and one bronze (Men's singles: 2005)

Möller also won four medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with one gold (Mixed team: 2006), one silver (Men's singles: 2004), and two bronzes (Men's singles: 2006, 2008).

He also finished fifth in the men's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and won the silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver .

Möller's best Luge World Cup overall finish was second three times (2005-6, 2006-7, 2007-8).

On 18 January 2009, Möller suffered a cruciate ligament rupture while training in Oberhof. He underwent surgery for the rupture in Munich at the end of February. Möller underwent physical rehabilitation in early 2009 to prepare for the 2009-10 Luge World Cup and Winter Olympics in Vancouver to which he qualified.

After he competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, his third Games, he announced his retirement from competition.[2]

Outside of luge, he works for the German Federal Police.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f FIL-Luge profile Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine, accessed December 4, 2010
  2. ^ a b Harder, Wolfgang (May 2014). "Particulars" (PDF). FIL Magazine. Vol. 1 no. 51. Berchtesgaden, Germany: International Luge Federation. p. 30. Retrieved 12 January 2019.

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