Natalie Geisenberger

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Natalie Geisenberger
2017-02-05 Natalie Geisenberger by Sandro Halank–5.jpg
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 30)[1]
Munich,[1]
West Germany
ResidenceBerchtesgaden,[1] Bavaria
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight77 kg (170 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Germany
Sport Luge
Event(s)Singles
ClubRRT Miesbach
Coached byNorbert Loch
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 1st, gold medalist(s)1st, gold medalist(s)1st, gold medalist(s)1st, gold medalist(s)3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Natalie Geisenberger (born 5 February 1988) is a German luger.

Career[edit]

She became Olympic Champion in the women's singles event and in the team relay at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and won a bronze medal in the women's singles event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. With four gold medals and one bronze, she is the most successful and decorated female Olympic luger.

Geisenberger has won totally five gold and three silver medals at the FIL European Luge Championships. She also accounts twelve medals at the FIL World Luge Championships including seven golds, four silver and one bronze. She is the most decorated female luger in championships history alongside Sylke Otto.

After four consecutive seasons finishing second in the overall classification of the Luge World Cup, she finally won her first title in the 2012–13 season, after completing an outstanding scoreboard with six wins and three second places. She totally has won 6 world cups in singles and 2 in sprint which both of them are the most world cups of all-time in women's competitions.

Personal life[edit]

At age six her family moved to the city of Miesbach where Gert Schabbehard of the local Club RRT Miesbach introduced her to the sport at age 10. After a very successful junior career in which she won 14 Junior World Cup competitions and three Junior World Championships, she was promoted to the senior German team. Her first senior competition was on January 20, 2007 at the Altenberg, Germany World Cup where she came in second.

Geisenberger is currently a student with the German Federal Police at the Sports School in Bad Endorf.

In 1st June 2018, she married Markus Scheer in Schliersee.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e FIL-Luge profile, accessed December 9, 2010
  2. ^ [1], accessed June 2, 2018

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