Markus Prock

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Markus Prock
Medal record
Men's Luge
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Lillehammer Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Salt Lake City Men's singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Igls Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1996 Altenberg Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1996 Altenberg Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1997 Igls Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Königssee Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Calgary Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Winterberg Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Calgary Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1997 Igls Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Winterberg Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Lillehammer Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Lillehammer Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2000 St. Moritz Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Calgary Men's singles
World Cup Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987-88 Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1990-91 Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1991-92 Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1992-93 Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1993-94 Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1994-95 Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1995-96 Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1996-97 Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1998-99 Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2001-02 Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1984-85 Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1989-90 Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1986-87 Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2000-01 Men's singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Königssee Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1998 Oberhof Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 2002 Altenberg Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1988 Königssee Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1990 Igls Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1992 Winterberg Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1996 Sigulda Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Königssee Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Oberhof Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Altenberg Mixed team

Markus Prock (born 22 June 1964) is an Austrian luger who competed between 1983 and 2002. Born in Innsbruck, Prock competed in six Winter Olympics winning three medals in the men's singles event with two silvers (1992, 1994) and one bronze (2002).

Prock grew up in the village of Mieders in the Stubaital. His parents managed a petrol station and a pension.[1] He competed in several sports in his youth, ski racing, playing football and sprinting, achieving personal bests of 22.8s for the 200m and 50.9s for the 400m whilst in high school.[2] He took up luge after racing in a competition for teenagers held at Igls.[1]

Prock was known for his rivalry with Georg Hackl, with Prock being dominant in World Cup competition whilst Hackl consistently achieved success at the Winter Olympics. Prock was noted for his athleticism and his powerful start.[2]

At the FIL World Luge Championships, Prock won 13 medals, including five gold (Men's singles: 1987, 1996; Mixed team: 1996, 1997, 1999), four silvers (Men's singles: 1990, 1997; Mixed team: 1991, 1993), and four bronzes (Men's singles: 1995, 2001; Mixed team: 1995, 2001).

Prock won ten medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with five in men's singles (gold: 1994, 1998, 2002; silver: 1988, 1990) and five medals in the mixed team event (silver: 1992, 1996; bronze: 1994, 1998, 2002).

He also won the overall Luge World Cup ten times in men's singles (1987-8, 1990-1, 1991-2, 1992-3, 1993-4, 1994-5, 1995-6, 1996-7, 1998-9, 2001-2).

As of 2007, he was the sports director of the Tyrolean luge association. He also manages his nephew, Gregor Schlierenzauer, who was second in the 2006-07 Ski jumping World Cup entering the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo, Japan. Schlierenzauer won a gold in the team large hill at those championships.

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