Gerhard Plankensteiner

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Gerhard Plankensteiner
Medal record
Men's Luge
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Turin Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Winterberg Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Lake Placid Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Winterberg Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Calgary Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Altenberg Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Altenberg Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Igls Mixed team
World Cup Championships
Silver medal – second place 1996-97 Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997-98 Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006–07 Men's doubles
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1996 Sigulda Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Sigulda Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Winterberg Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Altenberg Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Cesana Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Cesana Mixed team

Gerhard Plankensteiner (born 8 April 1971 in Sterzing, South Tyrol) is an Italian national of Austrian descent luger who competed from 1986 to 2010. Together with Oswald Haselrieder he won the bronze medal in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Plankensteiner also won seven medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with two golds (Men's doubles: 2009, Mixed team: 1989) and five bronzes (Men's doubles: 1996, Mixed team: 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997). At the FIL European Luge Championships, he won six medals with one silver (Men's doubles: 1996) and five bronzes (Men's doubles: 2002, 2008 (tied with Germany); Mixed team: 1996, 2000, 2008).

Plankensteiner's best overall Luge World Cup finish was second in men's doubles in 1996-7.

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