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, a double Olympic champion (2002 and 2006), multiple world champion and World Cup overall champion and obviously an inspiring model. Did you know that the father of two in February 2013 won the World Cup for the 55th time already?
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