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Luge at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

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Sindo    170
Just now, konig said:

Wiat a minute, you are from Moldova before, arent you?

 

No, you are probably thinking about @Ionoutz24 :d

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konig    390
2 minutes ago, Sindo said:

 

No, you are probably thinking about @Ionoutz24 :d

Sory, my mistake :whistle:

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IoNuTzZ    12
1 hour ago, konig said:

Wiat a minute, you are from Moldova before, arent you?

No, I'm from Romania

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Dragon    219

Great Britain may well accept the Olympic places for men now. Decision next week

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heywoodu    2,679

If I'm not mistaken, Italy's team will be announced today and Austria's team next week. As for the Germans, it looks like Loch, Ludwig and Langenhan are going to be the men's choices, don't know about the doubles yet but I suppose that should be Geisenberger, Hüfner (if recovered from injury) and Eitberger. What's left is the doubles, which will normally be Wendl/Arlt and Eggert/Benecken. Too bad Geueke/Gamm's impressive run is just a tiny bit too late to really have a shot to clinch one of the two places in Pyeongchang.

 

As for Italy, I'm really curious about the team, especially the choices for the two doubles sleds. Oberstolz/Gruber and Rieder/Rastner have the experience, but teenagers Nagler/Malleier simply deserve the place more than anyone this season.

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phelps    352
16 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

If I'm not mistaken, Italy's team will be announced today and Austria's team next week. As for the Germans, it looks like Loch, Ludwig and Langenhan are going to be the men's choices, don't know about the doubles yet but I suppose that should be Geisenberger, Hüfner (if recovered from injury) and Eitberger. What's left is the doubles, which will normally be Wendl/Arlt and Eggert/Benecken. Too bad Geueke/Gamm's impressive run is just a tiny bit too late to really have a shot to clinch one of the two places in Pyeongchang.

 

As for Italy, I'm really curious about the team, especially the choices for the two doubles sleds. Oberstolz/Gruber and Rieder/Rastner have the experience, but teenagers Nagler/Malleier simply deserve the place more than anyone this season.

 

German team is basically completed...

they have Wendl/Arlt and Eggert/Benecken in the Doubles, Geisenberger + Eitberger + Hufner (Taubitz just in case...) in the Women's Singles and Loch + Ludwig + Langenhan in the Men's Singles (those 3 are officially named in the BSD-Portal in the news article about Saturday's race: here)...

 

the Italian squad, meanwhile, is quite a mystery yet...

I bet on Oberstolz/Gruber and the youngsters Nagler/Malleier getting the 2 Doubles spots...

the Fischnallers are sure in the Men's Single, but frankly I don't know if they would go with Theo Gruber instead of Emanuel Rieder for the 3rd sled (I think Rieder has the advantage of a better feeling with the Korean track, as shown last year in the World Cup stage and at the start of this season in the International Training Week organized by FIL)...:mumble:

among the Women, my guess thay are going to select just Voetter and Robatscher (meanwhile I'd give it a shot to Verena Hofer, too...even if she's only 16 years young, she's so dominant in the youth events that she should make this Olympic experience, since it would be propedeutical for the next time round, where she's supposed to be already among the top class lugers)...

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heywoodu    2,679

Yeah nothing interesting in that German team, logically. I've been F5'ing the Südtiroler news sites for the selection of Italy's team all morning, way too curious :p 

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dcro    2,249
Posted (edited)

Yeah, Italy can't enter 3 women even if they wanted to. Qualified only two spots.

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heywoodu    2,679
2 minutes ago, dcro said:

Yeah, Italy can't enter 3 women even if they wanted to. Qualified only two spots.

I'd still select Hofer over Robatscher :p 

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phelps    352
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21 hours ago, heywoodu said:

I'd still select Hofer over Robatscher :p 

 

no way it's gonna happen...

had Armin taken this option into consideration, he would have started Hofer in 2/3 world cup stages, at least...

instead, she only competed in Igls (which is basically the home track for our youngsters) at the beginning of the season and then she's gone back to the youth world cup...

 

by the way, on our NOC website the Olympic Team already include Oberstolz/Gruber and Rieder/Rastner (+ the Fischnallers & Emanuel Rieder and Andrea Voetter & Sandra Robatscher) among the Luge starters in Pyeongchang...so, I guess there won't be a (although well deserved) chance for the teenagers Nagler/Malleier...now we can only hope in a last-minute change of mind by the Luge Directors (meaning mainly Armin Zoeggeler, who has the last word on anything about the technical decisions in the Team)...

http://www.pyeongchang2018.coni.it/it/home/azzurri.html

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heywoodu    2,679
5 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

no way it's gonna happen...

had Armin taken this option into consideration, he would have started Hofer in 2/3 world cup stages, at least...

instead, she only competed in Igls (which is basically the home track for our youngsters) at the beginning of the season and then she's gone back to the youth world cup...

 

by the way, on our NOC website the Olympic Team already include Oberstolz/Gruber and Rieder/Rastner (+ the Fischnallers & Emanuel Rieder and Andrea Voetter & Sandra Robatscher) among the Luge starters in Pyeongchang...so, I guess there won't be a (although well deserved) chance for the teenagers Nagler/Malleier...now we can only hope in a last-minute change of mind by the Luge Directors (meaning mainly Armin Zoeggeler, who has the last word on anything about the technical decisions in the Team)...

http://www.pyeongchang2018.coni.it/it/home/azzurri.html

 

Ugh, that'd be so sad and undeserved for Nagler/Malleier. A year ago, ok, but now? They deserve a place even if there's only two available (heck, even if there'd be one available I'd consider them).

 

I know they're not gonna choose Hofer instead of Robatscher, but it's what I would do personally :p 

Hofer is a good bet for the future and this experience would be very valuable, whereas Robatscher is someone you might bring if you're going to be fine with a 'certain' 10th-20th place without really hoping for more.

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Andry84    4

Nagler/Mallaier fying to South Korea, Oberstolz/Gruber will stay at home.

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