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February 22, 2018

Deutschland: Felix Loch, Rodeln (Luge)

Felix Loch is a well known German Luge star and Olympic Champion.  Felix was born on 24 July 1989, in Sonneberg, which was then East Germany.    

He has been competing since 1995 and has been on the German national team since 2006. He has won fourteen medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with twelve golds (Men's singles: 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016; Men's sprint 2016: Mixed team event: 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016) and two silvers (Men's singles: 2011, 2015). 

Loch's men's singles win in 2008 made him the youngest world champion ever at 18 years old. He is the youngest Olympic Gold Medalist in men's luge history. As of 2014, Loch is a triple Olympic gold medalist.

This year in Pyeonchang, South Korea he performed atop the qualifying rounds, but had a problem during his descent in the medal round.   The challenging curve 9 slowed him down, and he finished fifth, not winning the gold medal everyone assumed he would.  

He currently lives and trains in Bavaria.

1 comment:

Xersex said...

very nice

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Loch