Wilfried Huber (luge rider)

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Wilfried Huber (2018)

Wilfried Huber (born November 15, 1970 in Bruneck , South Tyrol ) is a former Italian luge athlete : like Armin Zöggeler, he was a member of the Carabinieri sports group .


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

Single seater Two-seater
No. date place train
1. Jan. 24, 1993 GermanyGermany Koenigssee Combined artificial ice rink at Königssee
2. Feb 25, 1998 GermanyGermany Winterberg Winterberg bobsleigh run
3. 0Feb. 4, 2001 JapanJapan Nagano Bobsleigh track in Asakawa
No. date place train
1. Jan. 11, 1988 YugoslaviaYugoslavia Sarajevo Trebevic - bobsleigh and sled run
2. Feb 11, 1990 GermanyGermany Winterberg Winterberg bobsleigh run
3. Feb. 28, 1993 United StatesUnited States Lake Placid Olympic bobsleigh track Lake Placid
4th 0Dec. 4, 1994 GermanyGermany Winterberg Winterberg bobsleigh run
5. Feb 19, 1995 GermanyGermany Altenberg Altenberg racing sled and bobsled run
6th Jan. 26, 1997 GermanyGermany Oberhof Oberhof luge track
7th Feb. 18, 2001 United StatesUnited States Lake Placid Olympic bobsleigh track Lake Placid

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b World Championships in the single seater
  2. European championships in doubles
  3. a b World Cup results (PDF; 33 kB)