Wilfried Huber (luge rider)
Huber comes from a family of athletes; his brothers Arnold and Norbert are also luge riders, his brother Günther is a bobsledder. Wilfried Huber has been a member of the national luge team since 1985 and has taken part in six Winter Olympics for Italy .
His career high point was in 1994 when he and Kurt Brugger won the gold medal in the doubles at the Olympic Games in Lillehammer . In 1992 and 1998 he took fifth place with Kurt Brugger. In 2002 Huber competed in the single-seater for the first time and reached ninth place, four years later in Turin he finished tenth in front of a home crowd.
At world championships Huber and Brugger won three medals: in 1990 in Calgary they came second, in 1993 in Calgary and 1995 in Lillehammer they took third place each.
Wilfried Huber received his only single-seater world championship medal in 1993 in Calgary when he won bronze behind Armin Zöggeler and Jens Müller . At the European Championships Huber and Brugger won silver in 1992 and 1994, behind their compatriots Hansjörg Raffl and Norbert Huber , Wilfried's brother.
In the overall Luge World Cup, Huber and Brugger took second place four times: 1990, 1993, 1995 and 1998. In 1997, Huber took third place in the World Cup in a single-seater. In the 2008/2009 season, Huber reached 16th place overall in the individual.
World Cup victories
- 2006 Winter Olympics
- Wilfried Huber in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- World Championships in the single seater
- European championships in doubles
- World Cup results (PDF; 33 kB)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian luge rider|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 15, 1970|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Brunico|