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Karl Brunner (luge)

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

Karl Brunner (born May 19, 1951) 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.

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.

References

  • DatabaseOlympics.com information on Brunner.
  • Fuzilogik Sports - Winter Olympic results - Men's luge
  • Hickoksports.com results on Olympic champions in luge and skelton.
  • Hickok sports information on World champions in luge and skeleton.
  • List of European luge champions (German)
  • List of men's doubles luge World Cup champions since 1978.
  • List of men's singles luge World Cup champions since 1978.
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