FIL European Luge Championships 1939

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The FIL European Luge Championships 1939 took place in Reichenberg, Czechoslovakia (then under control of Nazi Germany, now Liberec, Czech Republic) for the second time under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT - International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation in (in French)) under their "Section de Luge", a trend that would continue until the International Luge Federation (FIL) was formed in 1957. Reichenberg hosted the first European championships in 1914. It would also mark the last time these championships would be held prior to the outbreak of World War II later that year.

Men's singles[edit]

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Fritz Preissler (TCH)
Silver  Martin Tietze (GER)
Bronze  Gustav Jezek (TCH)

Preissler ended Tietze's reign of four straight championships in this event. Between 1928 and 1939, both men combined for seven championships victories in this event.

Women's singles[edit]

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Friedel Tietze (GER)
Silver  Traudl Grassi (TCH)
Bronze  Hanni Finková (TCH)

Men's doubles[edit]

Medal Athlete Time
Gold  Germany (Walter Feist, Walter Kluge)
Silver  Germany (Viktor Schubert, Erhard Körner)
Bronze  Czechoslovakia (Rudolf Hermann, Albert Krauss)

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 2 2 0 4
2  Czechoslovakia 1 1 3 5

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