Andi Langenhan

Andi Langenhan ( born October 1, 1984 in Suhl ) is a German luger.


Andi Langenhan starts for the RRC Zella -Mehlis. A member of the sports promotion group of the Thuringian police was appointed chief of police on 4 July 2008 after successful training. When FIL Sommerrodelcup, which takes place annually in Ilmenau, was Langenhan been four times winner and twice runner-up. He went up to the summer of 2004 the sports high school in Oberhof and celebrated numerous successes in the Junior World Cup.

In his first senior year ( 2004/ 2005) Andi Langenhan was allowed to start at the World Cup in Altenberg, Sigulda, Oberhof, Koenigssee, Igls and Winterberg. He convinced with good results as the 7th place in Oberhof, the ninth place in Koenigssee and sixth place in the World Cup in Winterberg. So Andi Langenhan could also start in his first World Cup in February 2005 in Salt Lake City, where he finished 14th.

After good results at the selection races in October and November 2006 Langenhan was nominated again for some World Cup races in the season 2006/ 07. His best World Cup result this season was fifth place at his home World Cup on January 13, 2007 in Oberhof, where he also won the Nations Cup. In 2008 he was able to reach the third place at the Luge World Cup in Oberhof 2008. In the prelude to the Luge World Cup 2008/2009 Langenhan won his first World Cup race in Igls before David Moeller and Armin Zöggeler. After he meanwhile had almost 0.1 seconds ahead, reduced to this. Within the second passage to just over a hundredth of a second, but that was enough for the first World Cup victory in the senior In his first Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010, he reached the fifth place.

In the season 2010/2011 Andi Langenhan was two times on the Weltcupodest. On his home track in Oberhof, he secured silver in the Russian Paramonovo he finished third. In addition, he was able to secure at the World Championships in Cesana Pariol World Cup bronze.

In the season 2011/2012 Langenhan won three World Cup races (Calgary, St. Moritz and Paramonovo ). The victory at the season finale in Paramonovo was also the highlight of his career so far, since this race was considered in Paramonovo at the same time as the 2012 European Championship. In the overall World Cup Andi Langenhan finished second behind Felix Loch. He has so far won a total of six individual World Cup victories. At the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, he missed a medal in fourth place just one rank.

Langenhan one of the best runners in the world.


Olympic games

  • 2010: 5th place
  • 2014: 4th place

World Championships

  • 2008: Bronze Medal
  • 2011: Bronze Medal
  • 2013: Silver Medal

European Championships

  • European Championships 2012: Gold Medal Single, Silver Medal Team
  • European Championships 2013: Silver Medal Single

World Cup races

  • 2008/2009: 1st World Cup in Innsbruck / Igls
  • 2009/2010: 1st place World Cup in Oberhof, 2nd place World Cup in Park City
  • 2010/2011: 2nd place World Cup in Oberhof, 3rd place World Cup in Paramonovo
  • 2011/2012: 1st place World Cup in Calgary, 1st place World Cup in St. Moritz, 3rd place World Cup in Oberhof, 1st place World Cup in Paramonovo

World Cup race / season

  • 2010/2011: 1st place World Cup in Innsbruck / Igls
  • 2011/2012: 2nd place in World Cup Paramonovo

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