Tobias Arlt

Tobias Arlt (born 2 June 1987) is a German luger who has competed since 1991, acting as a backdriver. He won a silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 2008 FIL World Luge Championships, a silver and a bronze at the 2010 FIL European Luge Championships, a gold medal at the FIL World Luge Championships 2013, and two gold medals at his debut Olympics, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Tobias Arlt
2018-11-22 Tobias Arlt by Sandro Halank.jpg
Tobias Arlt in 2018
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1987-06-02) 2 June 1987 (age 34)
Berchtesgaden, West Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight77 kg (170 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryGermany
SportLuge
Event(s)Doubles
Coached byPatric Leitner[2]
Norbert Loch
Georg Hackl[2]
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Pyeongchang Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2018 Pyeongchang Mixed team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Whistler Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Whistler Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Sigulda Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Sigulda Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Königssee Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2016 Königssee Sprint
Gold medal – first place 2016 Königssee Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Igls Sprint
Gold medal – first place 2021 Königssee Sprint
Silver medal – second place 2008 Oberhof Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2017 Igls Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2019 Winterberg Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2019 Winterberg Sprint
Silver medal – second place 2021 Königssee Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Sochi Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Sochi Sprint
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Sochi Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Sochi Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Königssee Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2017 Königssee Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2019 Oberhof Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2010 Sigulda Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2012 Paramonovo Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2012 Paramonovo Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Oberhof Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2016 Altenberg Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2019 Oberhof Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2021 Sigulda Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Sigulda Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Sigulda Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Sigulda Mixed team

BiographyEdit

Tobias Arlt was born on 2 June 1987 in Berchtesgaden,[1] West Germany.[3][4] He began luging at the age of four,[5] beginning to compete in 1991; his national debut was in 2006.[1] Arlt and his luge partner for doubles Tobias Wendl, they have several nicknames; "The Bayern-Express"[5] and "The Two Tobis".[6] Arlt is a backdriver[4] in lugeing.[5]

At the 2008 FIL World Luge Championship in Oberhof, Germany, in the men's doubles, Arlt won a silver medal.[1] At the 2010 FIL European Luge Championships in Sigulda, Latvia, Arlt won a silver in the men's doubles and a bronze in the mixed team disciplines; and at the 2013 FIL World Luge Championships, he won a gold medal.[1] In the last four years, Arlt and Wendl have finished in first place in the overall World Cup standings three times.[4]

Arlt is also a police officer in the German Federal Police.[7][5] His hobbies, besides luging, include tennis, windsurfing, snowboarding,[5] and motorbiking.[4]

OlympicsEdit

At Arlt's debut Olympics,[1] the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Arlt won a gold in the luge double with Tobias Wendl, in a time of 1 minute and 38:933 seconds at the Sanki Sliding track, half a second ahead of the second placed Austrians Andreas Linger and Wolfgang Linger.[6] This was the biggest ever winning margin in Olympic luge doubles.[8] In Arlt and Wendl's first run, they set a track record of 49.373 seconds.[9] Arlt then won the team relay with Felix Loch, Natalie Geisenberger, and Tobias Wendl.[10] They won in a time of 2 minutes and 45.649 seconds, which was one second ahead of the second placed Russian Federation.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Arlt has a girlfriend, who, in December 2013, gave birth to a daughter.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Arlt, Tobias". International Luge Federation. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Harder, Wolfgang (May 2014). "All four gold medals go to the 'Sunshine Training Group'" (PDF). FIL Magazine. Vol. 1 no. 51. Berchtesgaden, Germany: International Luge Federation. p. 9. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Wendl und Arlt holen drittes Olympiagold im Rodeln [German]". Die Welt. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Tobias Arlt". NBC. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Tobias Arlt". Sochi.ru. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  6. ^ a b Withers, Tom (12 February 2014). "Germany's Wendl and Arlt win doubles luge". Yahoo Sport. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Tobias Arlt, Rennrodeln [German]". Bundespolizei. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  8. ^ Khutork, Rosa (12 February 2014). "Olympics-Luge-Wendl and Arlt extend German gold rush". Reuters. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Sochi 2014: Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt win luge doubles gold". BBC. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Sochi 2014: Germany wins luge team relay to complete golden clean sweep". ABC News. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Luge Team Relay Competition". Sochi.ru. Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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