Karl Brunner (luger)

Karl Brunner (born 19 May 1951 in Olang) was an Italian luger who competed from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. He won the silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.[1]

Karl Brunner
Medal record
Luge
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Lake Placid Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1971 Olang Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1977 Igls Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1979 Königssee Men's singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Olang Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Königssee Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Oberhof Men's doubles

Brunner also won three medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with two medals in men's singles (gold: 1971, silver: 1979) and one in men's doubles (silver: 1977). He also won three medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with a gold (Men's singles: 1980) and two bronzes (Men's singles: 1977, Men's doubles: 1979).

Brunner also won the overall Luge World Cup men's doubles title three times (1977-8, 1978-9, 1982-3) and had his best overall men's single World Cup finish of second in 1979-80.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Karl Brunner Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.

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