German slider Anke Wischnewski has quite the collection of World Cup medals, having finished in the top three overall World Cup standings in five of the last six seasons. Wischnewski is still seeking her first Olympic medal, though, after coming in fifth place in Vancouver.
- 2012-13 World Cup standings - Second
- 2011-12 World Cup standings - Third
- 2010-11 World Cup standings - Third
- 2010 Olympic Games - Fifth
- 2009-10 World Cup standings - Third
- 2008-09 World Cup standings - Third
Things to know:
1. She was a cross-country skier before take up luge at the age of 13.
2. She works in the German sports army in Frankenberg.
3. Her hometown is located 10 miles from the Czech Republic.