Armin Zöggeler is one of South Tyrol’s most excellent former athletes
Armin Zöggeler is an outstanding celebrity of the Burgraviato region, a former artificial track luger of the Italian national team, carabiniere, two-time Olympic champion (2002 and 2006; a total of 6 Olympic medals), six-time World champion (a total of 16 World Championship medals), three-time European champion (a total of 18 European Championship medals), ten-time overall World Cup winner and of course great role model. Did you know that the father of two children, Nina and Thomas, won a total of 57 World Cup single-seater races until January 2014? In addition, he was on the podium 100 times in total.
It was Armin Zöggeler winning the 2005 Luge World Championships of Salt Lake City (USA), with his strongest opponent, German Georg Hackl, coming only second. After Lillehammer (Norway), Königssee (Germany), Calgary (Canada) and Sigulda (Latvia), this was Zöggeler’s fifth World Championship title, the 6th followed in 2011 in Cesana-Pariol (Italy). In South Tyrol he was offered the “Athlete of the Year” award for several times. After winning the Bronze medal at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, in 2014 he announced his retirement. Since then Armin Zöggeler has been a member of the technology team of the Italian Luge Association FISI