Luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Men's singles

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Men's singles
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueAlpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang, South Korea
Dates10–11 February
Competitors40 from 21 nations
Winning time3:10.702
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) David Gleirscher  Austria
2nd, silver medalist(s) Chris Mazdzer  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Johannes Ludwig  Germany
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The men's luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held between 10 and 11 February 2018 at the Alpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang, South Korea.[1]


The event was won by David Gleirscher, who became the first Austrian to win men's luge since 1968. Chris Mazdzer won the silver medal, whereas Johannes Ludwig won the bronze. For all of them, this was the first Olympic medal, and the Mazdzer's medal is the first ever medal for the United States in men's luge. This is the first time since 1988 than none of the medalists in men's luge had a medal of previous Olympics. The favorite and the defending Olympic champion, Felix Loch, was leading the field after three runs, but in the last run made a mistake which cost him a medal.David Gleirscher claims Austria's first luge gold in 50 years after Felix Loch

Qualifying athletes[edit]

The field included the 2010 and the 2014 Olympic champion Felix Loch, who is also the 2017–18 Luge World Cup winner, the 2016–17 Luge World Cup winner Roman Repilov, and Wolfgang Kindl who finished second in the 2017–18 Luge World Cup. None of them won a medal.

Competition schedule[edit]

All times are (UTC+9).

Date Time Event
10 February 19:10 Run 1
10 February Run 2
11 February 18:50 Run 3
11 February Run 4

Results[edit]

Four runs, split over two days, were used to determine the winner.[2][3]

Rank Bib Athlete Country Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Run 3 Rank Run 4 Rank Total Behind
1st, gold medalist(s) 11 David Gleirscher  Austria 47.652 1 47.835 7 47.584 4 47.631 4 3:10.702
2nd, silver medalist(s) 13 Chris Mazdzer  United States 47.800 5 47.717 2 47.534 1 47.677 7 3:10.728 +0.026
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Johannes Ludwig  Germany 47.764 3 47.940 14 47.625 6 47.603 3 3:10.932 +0.230
4 4 Dominik Fischnaller  Italy 47.930 10 47.967 16 47.562 3 47.475 1 3:10.934 +0.232
5 5 Felix Loch  Germany 47.674 2 47.625 1 47.560 2 48.109 19 3:10.968 +0.266
6 19 Samuel Edney  Canada 47.862 9 47.755 4 47.759 10 47.645 6 3:11.021 +0.319
7 14 Kevin Fischnaller  Italy 47.853 8 47.793 5 47.596 5 47.812 8 3:11.054 +0.352
8 6 Roman Repilov  Olympic Athletes from Russia 47.776 4 47.740 3 47.948 15 47.644 5 3:11.108 +0.406
9 2 Wolfgang Kindl  Austria 47.955 11 47.858 9 47.799 12 47.521 2 3:11.133 +0.431
10 10 Andi Langenhan  Germany 48.083 18 47.850 8 47.630 7 47.870 13 3:11.433 +0.731
11 8 Kristers Aparjods  Latvia 47.822 6 47.834 6 47.858 13 47.942 17 3:11.456 +0.754
12 24 Reid Watts  Canada 47.960 12 47.895 10 47.787 11 47.848 11 3:11.490 +0.788
13 22 Stepan Fedorov  Olympic Athletes from Russia 48.035 13 47.936 13 47.755 9 47.882 14 3:11.608 +0.906
14 1 Semen Pavlichenko  Olympic Athletes from Russia 48.337 24 47.923 12 47.716 8 47.883 15 3:11.859 +1.157
15 7 Reinhard Egger  Austria 48.221 20 47.903 11 47.963 17 47.840 10 3:11.927 +1.225
16 25 Mitchel Malyk  Canada 48.075 17 48.050 18 47.952 16 47.869 12 3:11.946 +1.244
17 20 Emanuel Rieder  Italy 48.040 14 48.047 17 47.972 18 48.082 18 3:12.141 +1.439
18 23 Taylor Morris  United States 48.072 15 48.793 32 47.858 13 47.824 9 3:12.547 +1.845
19 26 Maciej Kurowski  Poland 48.103 19 48.467 24 48.158 22 47.885 16 3:12.613 +1.911
20 17 Inārs Kivlenieks  Latvia 48.274 21 48.370 22 48.066 20 48.112 20 3:12.822 +2.120
21 16 Ondřej Hyman  Czech Republic 48.324 23 48.276 20 48.313 25 Did not advance 2:24.913 N/A
22 31 Adam Rosen  Great Britain 48.477 25 48.410 23 48.280 23 2:25.167
23 35 Anton Dukach  Ukraine 48.888 27 48.307 21 48.303 24 2:25.498
24 21 Arturs Dārznieks  Latvia 48.305 22 48.671 29 48.602 28 2:25.578
25 12 Jozef Ninis  Slovakia 47.833 7 50.014 37 48.095 21 2:25.942
26 9 Tucker West  United States 48.484 26 47.942 15 49.593 37 2:26.019
27 15 Mateusz Sochowicz  Poland 49.047 29 48.203 19 48.930 31 2:26.180
28 27 Alexander Ferlazzo  Australia 48.073 16 48.587 27 49.351 36 2:26.191
29 18 Valentin Crețu  Romania 49.030 28 49.085 33 48.424 26 2:26.539
30 29 Lim Nam-kyu  South Korea 49.461 31 48.591 28 48.620 29 2:26.672
31 39 Andrei Turea  Romania 49.482 32 48.489 26 49.314 35 2:27.285
32 36 Giorgi Sogoiani  Georgia 49.300 30 49.151 34 49.008 33 2:27.459
33 34 Rupert Staudinger  Great Britain 49.626 33 49.259 35 48.957 32 2:27.842
34 37 Shiva Keshavan  India 50.578 36 48.710 31 48.900 30 2:28.188
35 33 Jakub Šimoňák  Slovakia 51.724 38 48.690 30 48.522 27 2:28.936
36 40 Nikita Kopyrenko  Kazakhstan 50.147 35 50.327 38 49.244 34 2:29.718
37 28 Pavel Angelov  Bulgaria 51.569 37 49.449 36 50.094 39 2:31.112
38 38 Lien Te-an  Chinese Taipei 52.121 39 51.472 39 50.545 40 2:34.138
39 30 Tilen Sirše  Slovenia 49.887 34 58.776 40 49.646 38 2:38.309
40 32 Andriy Mandziy  Ukraine 1:02.935 40 48.473 25 47.981 19 2:39.389

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ Results after run 2
  3. ^ Final results