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  • Sylke OTTO | Athlete

    Sylke OTTO

    GER
    | Luge | 2 Medals
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    Albertville 1992-OTTO Sylke (GER) 13th, during the event. At La Plagne.
    Tuesday, February 11, 1992 11:00 PM | Photo
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Germany denied clean sweep in luge by Austria’s Gleirscher

    Triumphant in all four luge events at Sochi 2014, Germany had to content themselves with three golds at PyeongChang 2018. Natalie Geisenberger retained her women’s singles title and Tobiases Arlt and Wendl did likewise in the men’s doubles, before all three combined with Johannes Ludwig to defend Germany’s team relay crown successfully. The only gold to evade the grasp of the German lugers was the men’s singles, in which former Winter Youth Olympic Games star David Gleirscher of Austria pulled off a huge surprise.
    27 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Luge
  • News | Turin 2006

    Otto leads another German clean sweep in luge

    In a world of international competition, it is quite hard to find any sport where a single nation emerges as the dominant force. Most sports do have a group of countries who tend to do well, but it's rare that a single nation dominates. There are, though, a few exceptions.
    14 Feb 2006 | Turin 2006, Luge, Olympic News, Germany
  • Women's Luge Single - Turin 2006 | Video

    Women's Luge Single - Turin 2006

    Germany celebrates a 1-2-3 in the women's singles luge, with Sylke Otto, Silke Kraushaar and Tatjana Huefner.
  • Germany Sweeps Women's Luge Medals | Video

    Germany Sweeps Women's Luge Medals

    At the Turin 2006 Games, Germany sweeps all the women's luge medals. Sylke Otto captures the gold, successfully defending her single's Olympic title. Otto posts a four-run time of 3 minutes 7.979 seconds, becoming the 2nd woman to claim two consecutive luge gold medals. Silke Kraushaar takes the silver medal in 3:08.115, and Tatjana Huefner the bronze in 3:08.460. Luge Singles Women's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Sylke Otto (GER), Silke Kraushaar (GER), Tatjana Huefner (GER)
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