Julia Taubitz

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Julia Taubitz Luge
2018-11-21 Luge World Cup Innsbruck-Igls StP 5254 LR10 by Stepro.jpg
nation GermanyGermany Germany
birthday 1st March 1996 (age 24)
place of birth Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
size 175 cm
Weight 63 kg
job Sports soldier
discipline Single seater
society WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal
status active
Medal table
World Cup medals 1 × gold 3 × silver 0 × bronze
EM medals 0 × gold 1 × silver 0 × bronze
U-23 World Cup medals 2 × gold 1 × silver 0 × bronze
JWM medals 2 × gold 0 × silver 1 × bronze
FIL Luge World Championships
silver 2019 Winterberg singles
silver 2019 Winterberg sprint
silver 2020 Sochi singles
gold 2020 Sochi Team relay
FIL European Luge Championships
silver 2020 Lillehammer singles
Luge U-23 World ChampionshipTemplate: medals_winter sports / maintenance / unrecognized
gold 2016 Königssee Women singles
silver 2017 Igls Women singles
gold 2019 Winterberg Women singles
FIL Junior Luge World Championships
bronze Igls 2014 singles
gold Winterberg 2016 singles
gold Winterberg 2016 Season
Placements in the Luge World Cup
 Debut in the World Cup November 28, 2015 in Igls
 World Cup victories 7 (without team relay)
 Overall World Cup ES 1. ( 2019/20 )
 Podium placements 1. 2. 3.
 Single seater 5 4th 6th
 Sprint single seater 2 2 1
 Team relay 2 1 1
last change: February 29, 2020

Julia Taubitz (born March 1, 1996 in Annaberg-Buchholz ) is a German luge athlete .


Julia Taubitz has been running luge since 2003. She starts for the WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal association . She is a member of the Olympic squad of the Bobsleigh and Sled Association for Germany (BSD). Taubitz is a sports soldier in the Bundeswehr sports promotion group in Oberhof , Thuringia , until 2019 in Frankenberg . She is a staff sergeant.

She made her debut in the Luge World Cup at the age of 19 on November 28, 2015 on the artificial ice rink Bob-Rodel Igls , where she won the bronze medal at the 2014 Junior World Championships. In her first World Cup race she finished 18th. On January 16, 2016, she achieved ninth place for the first time, a top 10 result on the Oberhof luge track . She was the fourth German starter to qualify for the 2016 Luge World Championships on the Königssee artificial ice rink and on January 29, 2016, she came sixth in the sprint competition, which was held for the first time. One day later, she again reached sixth place in the actual women's World Cup race, becoming the official U-23 world champion ahead of the American Summer Britcher and the Russian Viktorija Demtschenko . On February 6, Julia Taubitz also won gold at the Junior World Championships held in Winterberg.

In the 2016/17 World Cup she also qualified for the Luge World Championships on the Igls bobsleigh rink . With an eighth place in the women's race, she secured the silver medal in the U-23 area behind Summer Britcher and in front of Viktorija Demtschenko. In the pre-Olympic season, Julia Taubitz was able to achieve a podium place for the first time in the Olympic Sliding Center in Pyeongchang . She took third place behind Tatjana Ivanovna and Natalie Geisenberger .

In the Olympic season on January 20, 2018 in Lillehammer , she was again able to take third place behind Summer Britcher and Natalie Geisenberger . As the fourth-best German in the World Cup, she missed qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics .

After missing the Olympic qualification, she started the 2018/19 World Cup with two second places. In the normal competition as well as in the sprint competition, she took second place behind the Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger on the Igls ice rink . In Whistler , too , she took second place behind Geisenberger. In Calgary , Taubitz won her first world cup races on the bobsleigh and sled run in Canada Olympic Park both in the single-seater in front of Geisenberger and in the relay with Felix Loch , Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt . Taubitz won her second World Cup victory in heavy snowfall and difficult conditions at Königssee in Schönau. She also took first place in the team relay with Sebastian Bley, Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken . At the 2019 World Championships in Winterberg, she won a silver medal in both the sprint and the individual competition.

After the resignation of Tatjana Hüfner and the pregnancies of Natalie Geisenberger and Dajana Eitberger, Taubitz was considered to be the top performing member of an almost completely new German women's team from the 2019/20 season . From the beginning she was able to live up to her new responsibility and fought with the Russian Tatyana Ivanovna for victory in the overall World Cup. In Lake Placid, Altenberg and Sigulda she won her world cup races three to five, and she also won her first two sprint races in Lake Placid and Sigulda. At the 2020 European Championships in Lillehammer , she achieved the silver medal behind Tatiana Ivanova and ahead of Viktorija Demtschenko. At the 2020 World Championships in Sochi , she only had to admit defeat to the local hero Jekaterina Katnikova and, like last year, won the silver medal, in the sprint race she just barely missed a medal in fourth place. In the final race with the team relay, Taubitz won her first world championship title alongside Johannes Ludwig and the Eggert / Benecken doubles. In the last race of the season in Königssee, she finished second behind Anna Berreiter while Ivanovna was only sixth. This enabled her to celebrate her first victory in the overall World Cup.


  • World Championships:
    • 2019 : Silver Medalsingle and Silver Medalsprint
    • 2020 : Silver Medalteam relay and Silver Medalindividual

Overall World Cup

season space Points
2017/18 08th. 473
2018/19 02. 793
2019/20 01. 965

World Cup victories

World Cup victories in individual

No. date place train
1. December 8, 2018 CanadaCanada Calgary Bobsleigh and sled run in Canada Olympic Park
2. 5th January 2019 GermanyGermany Koenigssee Combined artificial ice rink at Königssee
3. November 30, 2019 United StatesUnited States Lake Placid Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic bobsleigh run
4th January 12, 2020 GermanyGermany Altenberg Altenberg racing sled and bobsled run
5. January 25, 2020 LatviaLatvia Sigulda Sigulda toboggan run

Sprint World Cup victories

No. date place train
1. 1st December 2019 United StatesUnited States Lake Placid Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic bobsleigh run
2. January 26, 2020 LatviaLatvia Sigulda Sigulda toboggan run

World Cup victories in the team relay

No. date place train
1. December 8, 2018 CanadaCanada Calgary Bobsleigh and sled run in Canada Olympic Park
2. January 6, 2019 GermanyGermany Koenigssee Combined artificial ice rink at Königssee

Web links

Commons : Julia Taubitz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Tobogganer Taubitz: Geisenberger pursuer with lead vest - STIMME.de. Retrieved March 2, 2020 .
  2. Table of contents Freie Presse from February 8, 2014, p. 3. Accessed March 2, 2020 .
  3. ^ Gold for Eggert / Benecken and Geisenberger. In: Sportschau. January 26, 2019, accessed January 28, 2019 .
  4. Tatyana Ivanova successfully defended her title as European Luge Champion. FIL , accessed January 18, 2020 .
  5. Toboggan duo Eggert / Benecken and Taubitz clear away. In: Sportschau. February 29, 2020, accessed May 5, 2020 .