Johannes Ludwig

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Johannes Ludwig
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Medal record
Men's luge
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Pyeongchang Team relay
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang Singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Igls Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Whistler Singles
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 2014 Sigulga Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Sigulda Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Oberhof Singles

Johannes Ludwig (born 14 February 1986) is a German luger who has competed since 1996. He won a bronze medal in the mixed team event at the FIL European Luge Championships 2010 in Sigulda.

Career[edit]

Ludwig's finished 11th in the men's singles event at the 2007 FIL World Luge Championships in Igls, Austria. His best Luge World Cup overall finish was 11th twice (2006-7, 2007-8).

Ludwig failed to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[1] At the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Ludwig won the bronze medal in the men's singles luge. Ludwig's teammate Felix Loch was the defending champion and favourite to win. He was in the lead until his final run, when he made a mistake, finishing in fifth place.[2][3] Lugwig was also one of the gold-medal winners in the team relay luge, along with his teammates Natalie Geisenberger, Tobias Wendl, and Tobias Arlt. Lugwig said "The whole story is very special for me, I was fighting, fighting, fighting and now I made it and get two medals".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Germany continue luge dominance with second successive gold in team relay". Olympic.org. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Winter Olympics: David Gleirscher claims Austria's first luge gold in 50 years after Felix Loch error". BBC. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Loch blows chance at Olympic luge record as USA's Mazdzer takes historic silver". The Guardian. Associated Press. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 

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