Patrick Rastner

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Rastner at the 2015 luge world cup in Altenberg.

Patrick Rastner (born 30 June 1993) is an Italian luger who competed in the men's double event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as a pair with Ludwig Rieder. The duo placed seventh.

Personal life[edit]

Rastner was born on 30 June 1993 in Brixen (Bressanone), Bolzano-Bozen, Italy.[1][2]

Luge career[edit]

In 2011 he won a gold medal with Ludwig Rieder at the under-23 World Championships in Cesana, Italy.[3][4]

Rastner represented Italy at the 2014 Winter Olympics, held in Sochi, Russia. Competing in the men's doubles luge event alongside Rieder, he finished seventh overall.[5][6] The pair were eighth after the first run but improved their position after finishing fifth fastest in the second run.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Patrick Rastner Bio, Stats, and Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Athlete Patrick Rastner". International Luge Federation. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "In Altenberg Again u23 World Championships". International Luge Federation. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "World Junior Championships since 1982" (PDF). International Luge Federation. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sochi 2014, le foto del sesto giorno". Il Post (in Italian). 24 February 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sochi 2014: Luge - Men's doubles results". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 June 2016.