Do you know who is the latest German Luger to win a Gold medal in Vancouver? Well yes we do, her name is Tatjana Huefner and if you keep reading you will know all the details about her, plus you can check out some Tatjana Huefner photos and video below.
This gorgeous German Luger finished her run in an amazing 2 minutes and 46.53 seconds, her gold is the ninth medal for Germany at this Winter Olympics.
As you might probably know, Germany’s Women’s Luge team totally rocks at every competition they attend, in fact is they won a medal every time, well since 1964, that is when the discipline was included in the Olympics. So our girl Tatjana Huefner was born on April 30, 1983 in Neuruppin, Germany. Her parents Karin and Edgar Huefner are both dentists in Germany and her brother Alexander is a former luge Athlete.
Tatjana blames her brother Alexander for getting her into luge, when she was just nine years old, and started practicing ever since. She was not part of the Olympic Luge Team that attended the 2002 Salt Lake City Games in Utah, but she still went and watched her fellow lugers, she explains that that was what motivated her to work a lot harder. And she did! Tatjana made it on the German Olympic team at the 2004 Winter Games in Turin, Italy where she won the bronze at the Women’s Singles. She won her second silver medal at the 2006 European Championship, the first was in 2004.
She won her gold medal at the 2007 World Championships in Igls, Austria plus two more (singles, mixed) the next year at her natal Germany and her most recent gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Facts about Tatjana.
Tatjana also loves mountain climbing.
Like many German athletes, she is also a sport- soldier in the German Army.
1st woman to win five World Luge Championships.
She was part of the German Delegation at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
She currently lives in Blakenburg.
This impressive German Luger will for sure accomplish many titles in the future, she is indeed a great addition to the German Team. Take a look at a Tatjana Huefner video below.
Tatjana Huefner Video
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