Karl Brunner (luger)

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Karl Brunner
Medal record
Luge
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Lake Placid Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1971 Olang Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1977 Igls Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1979 Königssee Men's singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Olang Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Königssee Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Oberhof Men's doubles

Karl Brunner (born May 19, 1951) was an Italian luger who competed from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. He won the silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

Brunner also won three medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with two medals in men's singles (gold: 1971, silver: 1979) and one in men's doubles (silver: 1977). He also won three medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with a gold (Men's singles: 1980) and two bronzes (Men's singles: 1977, Men's doubles: 1979).

Brunner also won the overall Luge World Cup men's doubles title three times (1977-8, 1978-9, 1982-3) and had his best overall men's single World Cup finish of second in 1979-80.

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