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Armin Zoegeller
Twenty years after first earning bronze in Lillehammer, the Italian known as the “The Iceblood Champion” will make one more dash at an Olympic medal in Sochi. The 39-year-old was a winner in Salt Lake and Torino before placing third at the Vancouver Games. Zoeggeler hasn’t faded since 2010, claiming gold at the World Championships in 2011 and bronze in 2012.
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Felix Loch
Germany’s dominance in the sport of luge is currently most well represented by Loch, the reigning Olympic champion who has two straight singles World Championship titles. Loch will look to become the first repeat gold medal winner in the event since Zoeggeler completed that feat in 2002 and 2006.
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Erin Hamlin
The Lake Placid resident was a Cinderella story in 2009 when she won her only World Championship title there, snapping a run of 99 straight German wins on the global stage. She was 16th in Vancouver, but finished sixth in the 2013-14 World Cup standings, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the final race of the season.
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Natalie Geisenberger
The German is the reigning world champion and also won bronze in Vancouver, putting her in prime position for a medal in Sochi. Geisenberger has been a consistent performer over the last five years, capturing medals at five out of the last five World Championship competitions in singles.
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Chris Mazdzer
Less than two months removed from winning the first World Cup medals of his career (silver in Park City and Lake Placid), U.S. slider Chris Mazdzer will be making his second appearance in the Olympics, leading a U.S. men's singles team that also includes teenagers Tucker West and Aidan Kelly.
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