Peter Penz

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Peter Penz
Luge world cup Oberhof 2016 by Stepro IMG 7385 LR5.jpg
Medal record
Men's luge
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Pyeongchang Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang Team relay
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Lake Placid Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2015 Sigulda Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2016 Königssee Sprint
Silver medal – second place 2017 Igls Sprint
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Igls Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Altenberg Doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Paramonovo Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Sochi Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Oberhof Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Altenberg Doubles

Peter Penz (born 5 April 1984 in Hall in Tirol)[1] is an Austrian former luger who competed between 2003 and 2018. He and doubles partner Georg Fischler took two medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang: a silver in the doubles competition and a bronze in the team relay. They were also gold medallists in the doubles at the 2012 European Luge Championships in Paramonovo. In addition the pair took six medals at the FIL World Luge Championships: four in the doubles and two in mixed team competitions.[2]

He won two medals in the mixed team event at the FIL World Luge Championships with a silver in 2009 and a bronze in 2007. He also finished fifth in the men's doubles event at the 2008 championships in Oberhof, Germany. Penz also finished sixth in the men's doubles event at the 2008 FIL European Luge Championships in Cesana, Italy.

In August 2018 Penz and Fischler announced their retirement from competition, in part due to Penz suffering from back pain. He confirmed that he would remain in the sport as a coach with the Austrian Luge Federation.[3] The pair made their last competitive appearance at the 2018–19 Luge World Cup's opening round at Igls in November 2018.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Peter Penz". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "Peter Penz and Georg Fischler call time on their career". International Luge Federation. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Rodelduo Peter Penz/Georg Fischler hört auf" [Sledge duo Peter Penz/Georg Fischler retire]. ORF (broadcaster) (in German). 1 August 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Die Wachablöse ist perfekt" [The changing of the guard is perfect]. Austrian Olympic Committee (in German). 24 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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