Johannes Ludwig

Intro German luger
A.K.A. Йоханнес Людвиг
Is Athlete Luger
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 February 1986, Suhl, Germany
Star sign Aquarius
Stats
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 88 kg

Johannes Ludwig (born 14 February 1986) is a German luger who has competed since 1996. He won a bronze medal in the mixed team event at the FIL European Luge Championships 2010 in Sigulda. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Ludwig won the bronze medal in the men's singles luge and the gold in the team relay luge, along with his teammates Natalie Geisenberger, Tobias Wendl, and Tobias Arlt.

Career

Ludwig's finished 11th in the men's singles event at the 2007 FIL World Luge Championships in Igls, Austria. His best Luge World Cup overall finish was 11th twice (2006-7, 2007-8). Ludwig failed to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Ludwig won the bronze medal in the men's singles luge. Ludwig's teammate Felix Loch was the defending champion and favourite to win. He was in the lead until his final run, when he made a mistake, finishing in fifth place. Lugwig was also one of the gold-medal winners in the team relay luge, along with his teammates Natalie Geisenberger, Tobias Wendl, and Tobias Arlt. Lugwig said "The whole story is very special for me, I was fighting, fighting, fighting and now I made it and get two medals".

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