Greg Jones (Natural Track Luge)

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Greg Jones Luge
nation CanadaCanada Canada
birthday July 28, 1987
place of birth Hinton, Alberta
discipline Single seater, double seater
National squad since 2003
status not active
Placements in the Natural Track Luge World Cup
 Debut in the World Cup January 6, 2004
 Overall World Cup ES 29. ( 2008/2009 )
 Overall World Cup DS 11. (2008/2009)
last change: March 5, 2012

Greg Jones (born July 28, 1987 in Hinton , Alberta ) is a Canadian natural track luge . So far he has competed in a total of 17 world cup races in single and double seater, took part in four world championships and once in a European championship . In 2009, together with Kaj Johnson, he was the first Canadian natural track toboggan runner to compete in a two-seater world championship.


Greg Jones took part in international competitions from 2004. For the first time in the World Cup he started on January 6th in Grande Prairie in the first ever World Cup race, which was held in Canada. There he reached the 24th place, which was his best result of the season. Two weeks later he also took part in the World Cup race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen , where he was 32nd. He then started at the 2004 Junior World Championships in Kindberg , where he finished 28th, and at the European Championships in Hüttau , where he placed 30th in the lower midfield. In the 2004/2005 season , like the entire Canadian team, he took part in the three World Cup races in Oberperfuss and Latzfons . This winter, his best result was 22nd place in the second race in Oberperfuss, and in the overall World Cup he was 33rd. At the 2005 World Cup in Latsch , he was 28th in the middle of the field, as in the previous year at the European Championships.

In the 2005/2006 season Jones contested his last two World Cup races for the time being. In Kindberg and Olang he finished 33th and 31st in the single-seater and in Olang he started together with Kaj Johnson for the first time in the double-seater. However, they only came in 14th and last place, a long way behind. In the next two years, Jones did not take part in any World Cup races, but he started in February 2007 at the World Championships in Grande Prairie. It was the first world championship in Canada and at the same time the first outside of Europe and took place on the newly built Nitehawk track , which Greg Jones was involved in planning and on which two World Cup races had taken place for the first time a year earlier. Jones reached 23rd place at the World Cup as the third best of the four Canadians.

After a break of almost two years, Jones returned to the World Cup in the 2008/2009 season and took part in the last four of the six World Cup races with Kaj Johnson in both single and double seats. In the single-seater he achieved two 19th places in Unterammergau and at the season finale in Nowouralsk his personal best and came 29th in the overall World Cup. In the double-seater Greg Jones and Kaj Johnson were not better than the penultimate in any race. Jones also took part in the 2009 World Championships in Moos in Passeier , where he was 23rd in the singles and 11th in the doubles together with Kaj Johnson. This was the first ever participation of a Canadian two-seater couple in world championships. With Johnson in the two-seater and the single-seater John Gibson and Irma Karišik from Bosnia and Herzegovina , he also started in the team competition, where they reached ninth place out of ten teams. The next winter Jones did not contest international races. In 2009 he was involved in the final work on the toboggan run in Naseby on the South Island of New Zealand - the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere - and then worked there as a trainer. His parents are also active as trainers in Canada.

On January 23, 2011 - a few days before the start of the 2011 World Championship - Jones again took part in a World Cup race in a single-seater, which he finished in 22nd place. As for the entire Canadian team, this was his only World Cup race that winter. At the world championship he also finished 22nd. In the 2011/2012 season, Jones again did not take part in any international races.


World championships

European championships

Junior World Championships

World cup

  • Once among the best 30 in the overall single-seater World Cup
  • Twice among the top 20 in the overall double-seater World Cup
  • 2 Top 20 results in single-seater World Cup races
  • 3 top 10 results in two-seater World Cup races

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Luge sport in New Zealand takes off! International Luge Federation, August 25, 2009, accessed on July 29, 2010.
  2. Luge: Kiwi talent in Jones' sights. Otago Daily Times, June 17, 2009, accessed July 29, 2010.
  3. The New Zealand Hermaphrodite in Naseby. International Luge Federation, July 30, 2009, accessed July 29, 2010