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Luge at the Winter Olympic Games 2018

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Gianlu33    784
2 minutes ago, Andry84 said:

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

It's a great news for our team. Great choice, thanks Armin :d

 

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heywoodu    2,671
18 minutes ago, Andry84 said:

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

I was browsing La Gazzetta and saw this, came to this thread to cheer for this decision :d  (although personally I'd prefer to see Oberstolz/Gruber than Rieder/Rastner, but as long as Nagler/Malleier are there, I'm happy)

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phelps    351

and finally the unexpected happened...

our teenagers flying to Korea...

what can we say? at least we can say that Armin Zoeggeler is not afraid to take not so popular decisions, also as a technical director of our team...

but, to be honest, I don't like the fact that they left Oberstolz/Gruber out of the team from now on...considering their career, they deserved at least to end their season with the team...

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Dragon    219

Great Britain will take up the quota in men's luge. Official announcement Thursday

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prso1000    30

Switzerland niminated only 1 female athlete (Martina Kocher) despite having two quotas. If  I am not wrong that means debut for Croatia in Luge at the Olympics (Daria Obratov)

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dcro    2,242
1 hour ago, prso1000 said:

Switzerland niminated only 1 female athlete (Martina Kocher) despite having two quotas. If  I am not wrong that means debut for Croatia in Luge at the Olympics (Daria Obratov)

:clap:

 

Now it's confirmed. :cheer:

 

Very happy for her. She was like the first reserve in both 2010 and 2014, and this time it almost finished in the same way. Thankfully it didn't!

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dharang    12

I recommend we could start put together the team rosters for major Luge nations. What I have for the moment:

 

Italy was already mentioned here

 

USA

Singles: West, Mazdzer, Morris (M)  // Britcher, Hamlin, Sweeney (W)

Doubles: Mortensen/Terdiman, Krewson/Sherk

 

Canada

S: Edney, Malik, Watts (M) // Gough, Apshkrum, McRae (W)

D: Walker / Snith

 

Austria

S: Egger, W. Kindl, X (M, last to be decided after Lillehammer) // Prock, Platzer, Egle (W)

D: Penz/Fischler, Steu/Koller

 

Germany

S: Loch, Langenhan, Ludwig (M) // Geisenberger, Eitberger, Huefner (W)

D: Eggert/Benecken, Wendl/Arlt

 

Could anyone put here some info on Latvia? Did not find anything recent on their federation site, even in Latvian :d
 

Any info on the composition of the Russia / OAR team? One can know for sure that T. Ivanova will not be included due to her Olympic ban, but nothing else

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dcro    2,242

Markus Prock selected his daughter (what a shock). I wonder if he will also select one of the Gleirschers (sons of his long time team mate).

 

Conflict of interest? What is that?! :p

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heywoodu    2,671
1 hour ago, dcro said:

Markus Prock selected his daughter (what a shock). I wonder if he will also select one of the Gleirschers (sons of his long time team mate).

 

Conflict of interest? What is that?! :p

 

It's still the best decision. I mean, not necessarily this team, but I'd definitely select Prock as well (I'd go for Kastlunger instead of Egle though).

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dharang    12
15 hours ago, dcro said:

Markus Prock selected his daughter (what a shock). I wonder if he will also select one of the Gleirschers (sons of his long time team mate).

 

Conflict of interest? What is that?! :p

 

You have a point, but in such a small sport this cannot be avoided entirely. In order to completely avoid conflict of interest for example, in case of Germany, Norbert Loch would be forced to exclude Felix Loch from his team which is kind of counter-productive :d
Other route is what the Americans have done, that is, make the selection dependent in 100% on results at X world cup races or a separate national selection race.
Agree with heywoodu on Kastlunger though.

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dcro    2,242
14 hours ago, heywoodu said:

 

It's still the best decision. I mean, not necessarily this team, but I'd definitely select Prock as well (I'd go for Kastlunger instead of Egle though).

 

Prock competed at a grand total of 3 WC races this season, and entered top 15 only once. She hardly proved anything...

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heywoodu    2,671
1 minute ago, dcro said:

 

Prock competed at a grand total of 3 WC races this season, and entered top 15 only once. She hardly proved anything...

 

Yet she beat Kastlunger in the last two of them. Kastlunger hardly proved she should be selected instead of Prock as well, when looking at it from the other side. Not sure if maybe they've had some internal race as well. 

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