Tatjana Hüfner

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Tatjana Hüfner
Tatjana Hüfner.jpg
Hüfner, posing after a successful run, at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1983-04-30) 30 April 1983 (age 33)
Neuruppin, East Germany
Residence Oberwiesenthal, Saxony
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)[1]
Website http://www.tatjana-huefner.de/
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Luge
Event(s) Singles
Club RC Blankenburg (1992–1997)
WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal (1997–present)
Turned pro 2003[1]
Coached by Bernhard Glass
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)2nd, silver medalist(s)3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Tatjana Hüfner (born 30 April 1983) is a German luger who has competed since 2003. She won the bronze medal in the women's singles at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and the gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Hüfner won eight gold medals at the FIL World Luge Championships, winning five in the women's singles event (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2017) and three in the mixed team event (2008, 2012, 2017).

She also won two silvers in the women's singles event at the FIL European Luge Championships (2004, 2006).

Hüfner won the overall Luge World Cup title in women's singles three times (2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10).

On February 2, 2008, she became the first woman to win five straight FIL Luge World Cup events with her victory at the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track in Altenberg, Germany.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FIL-Luge profile at the Wayback Machine (archived February 27, 2014), accessed December 3, 2010

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