Tobias Wendl

Tobias Wendl ( born June 16, 1987 in Aachen ) is a German luger. 2014 he was with his partner Tobias Arlt Olympic doubles competition and in the team relay.


Tobias Wendl is a sports soldier in the German army and lives in Berchtesgaden. He starts for the RC Berchtesgaden and operates since 1994 luge. With Tobias Arlt he drives luge doubles. 2005 and 2006 the double won the title at the Junior World Championships, 2007, she finished second, 2004 Third. In addition, in 2004, 2005 and 2006 of title with the team. 2005/ 06 they won the overall ranking of the Junior World Cup, 2004/ 05 and 2006/ 07 they finished in second place.

In the World Cup, the duo will perform since the end of the season since 2006/ 07. In her first race in Winterberg they drove to 12th place. At their first luge World Cup 2007 Wendl / Arlt occupied the ninth. Their first World Cup top ten placement they reached the start of the following season in Lake Placid as seventh -placed. In Koenigssee they reached as runner-up behind Patric Leitner and Alexander Resch with second place for the first time a podium. In the overall standings they occupied after they came in all races of the season to use and to single-digit rankings, ranked fifth and established themselves permanently as the third sledge double Germany's behind Leitner / Resch and André Florschütz / Torsten Wustlich in the World Cup. In the Luge World Cup in Oberhof 2008 they could behind Florschütz / Wustlich win silver and made thereby with a complete German triumph at this World Cup. In the 2008 /09 season, Wendl / Arlt finally established in the world rankings and were overall in fourth. In Oberhof, they won the first time a World Cup race. At the World Championships in Lake Placid Wendl / Arlt came in seventh. Also in the 2009/10 season were Wendl / Arlt Fourth Overall World Cup title. In Koenigssee and Cesana Torinese, they won two World Cup races. At the climax of the season, the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, the double could not participate due to the world-class double Leitner / Resch and Florschütz / Wustlich were set as the winner of the World Cup and Vice. Both double ended her career after the season. This means that since the 2010/11 season Wendl and Arlt 's new top double Germany in luge.

At the beginning of the 2012/13 season won Wendl / Arlt five World Cup races in a row, until they were beaten at the World Cup race on January 12, 2013 in Oberhof, which was also seen as a European, the double Eggert / Benecke. With wins in the last two races of the season they won the overall title in the World Cup. At the World Cup 2013 in Whistler itself Wendl / Arlt secured for the first time winning the title, she also reached with the team relay. In the winter of 2013/14 they were again able to win the World Cup standings with six wins. At the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi Tobias Wendl won with his partner Tobias Arlt by a large margin the gold medal.

Also nationally reached Wendl / Arlt success. At the German Championships in 2007 and 2008 they finished in third place, 2010, they were behind Florschütz / Wustlich runner-up. 2011, they were the first to win the title. Also they belonged to, together with Geisenberger and Felix Loch of the winning relay team.