FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships

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The FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships, part of the International Luge Federation (FIL) have taken place on an almost annual basis in non-Winter Olympics years since 1979. These championships are shown for natural tracks. See FIL World Luge Championships for all artificial track events that have taken place since 1955.

International Luge Federation International luge governing body

The International Luge Federation is the main international federation for all luge sports. Founded by 13 nations at Davos, Switzerland in 1957, it has members of 53 national luge associations as of 2009 and is based in Berchtesgaden, Germany.

FIL World Luge Championships world championship

The FIL World Luge Championships, part of the International Luge Federation (FIL) have taken place on an almost annual basis in non-Winter Olympics years since 1955. These championships are shown for artificial tracks. See FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships for all natural track events that have taken place since 1979.

The FIL World Luge Championships 1955 took place in Oslo, Norway under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing under their "Section de Luge". It would be the only world championship under the FIBT until formation of the International Luge Federation (FIL) in 1957.

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Host cities

The FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships 1979 took place in Inzing, Austria.

Inzing Place in Tyrol, Austria

Inzing is a town in the Austrian Federal State Tyrol.

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Central Europe comprising 9 federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly 9 million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other regional languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Men's singles

Debuted: 1979.

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1979 Inzing Flag of Austria.svg  Werner Prantl  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Damiano Lugon  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Erich Graber  (ITA)
1980 Passeier Flag of Italy.svg  Erich Graber  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Damiano Lugon  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Otto Bachman  (ITA)
1982 Feld am See Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pircher  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Otto Bachman  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Werner Prantl  (AUT)
1984 Kreuth Flag of Austria.svg  Alfred Kogler  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Giuseppe Cerise  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Willi Danklmaier  (AUT)
1986 Fénis-Aosta Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pilz  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Damiano Lugon  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Harald Steinhauser  (ITA)
1990 Gsies Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pilz  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Corrado Herin  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Harald Steinhauser  (ITA)
1992 Bad Goisern Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pilz  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Willi Danklmaier  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Franz Obrist  (ITA)
1994 Gsies Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pilz  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Franz Obrist  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Erhard Mahlknecht  (ITA)
1996 Oberperfuss Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pilz  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Anton Blasbichler  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Franz Obrist  (ITA)
1998 Rautavaara Flag of Italy.svg  Reinhard Gruber  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Martin Gruber  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Anton Blasbichler  (ITA)
2000 Olang-Valdaora Flag of Austria.svg  Gerald Kallan  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pilz  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Anton Blasbichler  (ITA)
2001 Stein an der Enns Flag of Italy.svg  Anton Blasbichler  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Ferdinand Hirzegger  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pilz  (AUT)
2003 Železniki Flag of Austria.svg  Robert Batkowski  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pilz  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Gerald Kallan  (AUT)
2005 Latsch Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Anton Blasbichler  (ITA)Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Andreas Castiglioni  (ITA)Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Patrick Pigneter  (ITA)
2007 Grande Prairie Flag of Austria.svg  Gernot Schwab  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Gerhard Pilz  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Patrick Pigneter  (ITA)
2009 Moos Flag of Italy.svg  Patrick Pigneter  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Thomas Kammerlander  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Thomas Schopf  (AUT)
2011 Umhausen Flag of Austria.svg  Gerald Kammerlander  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Robert Batkowski  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Patrick Pigneter  (ITA)
2013 Deutschnofen Flag of Italy.svg  Patrick Pigneter  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Thomas Schopf  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Alex Gruber  (ITA)
2015 St. Sebastian Flag of Italy.svg  Patrick Pigneter  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Alex Gruber  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Florian Breitenberger  (ITA)
2017 Vatra Dornei Flag of Italy.svg  Alex Gruber  (ITA)Flag of Russia.svg  Jurij Talikh  (RUS)Flag of Austria.svg  Thomas Kammerlander  (AUT)

Women's singles

Debuted: 1979.

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1979 Inzing Flag of Italy.svg  Delia Vaudan  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg Ingrid Zameter (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Roswitha Fischer  (ITA)
1980 Passeier Flag of Italy.svg  Delia Vaudan  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Christa Fontana  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Roswitha Fischer  (ITA)
1982 Feld am See Flag of Italy.svg  Herta Hafner  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Hilde Fuchs  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Paula Peintner  (ITA)
1984 Kreuth Flag of Italy.svg  Delia Vaudan  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Paula Peintner  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Irmgard Lanthaler  (ITA)
1986 Fénis-Aosta Flag of Italy.svg  Irmgard Lanthaler  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Delia Vaudan  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Helga Pichler  (ITA)
1990 Gsies Flag of Austria.svg  Jeanette Koppensteiner  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Irene Koch  (AUT)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyubov Panyutina  (URS)
1992 Bad Goisern Flag of the CIS.svg  Lyubov Panyutina  (CIS)Flag of Austria.svg  Elvira Holzknecht  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Irene Koch  (AUT)
1994 Gsies Flag of Italy.svg  Beatrix Mahlknecht  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Irene Zechner  (AUT)Flag of Italy.svg  Doris Haselrieder  (ITA)
1996 Oberperfuss Flag of Austria.svg  Irene Zechner  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Elvira Holzknecht  (AUT)Flag of Austria.svg  Sandra Mariner  (AUT)
1998 Rautavaara Flag of Russia.svg  Lyubov Panyutina  (RUS)Flag of Italy.svg  Christa Gietl  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Sonja Steinacher  (ITA)
2000 Olang-Valdaora Flag of Russia.svg  Yekaterina Lavrentyeva  (RUS)Flag of Italy.svg  Sonja Steinacher  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Elvira Holzknecht  (AUT)
2001 Stein an der Enns Flag of Italy.svg  Sonja Steinacher  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Renate Gietl  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Sandra Mariner  (AUT)
2003 Železniki Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Sonja Steinacher  (ITA)Flag of Russia.svg  Yekaterina Lavrentyeva  (RUS)Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Irene Mitterstieler  (ITA)
2005 Latsch Flag of Russia.svg  Yekaterina Lavrentyeva  (RUS)Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Barbara Abart  (ITA)Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Renate Gietl  (ITA)
2007 Grande Prairie Flag of Russia.svg  Yekaterina Lavrentyeva  (RUS)Flag of Russia.svg  Yuliya Vetlova  (RUS)Flag of Austria.svg  Melanie Batkowski  (AUT)
2009 Moos Flag of Italy.svg  Renate Gietl  (ITA)Flag of Russia.svg  Yekaterina Lavrentyeva  (RUS)Flag of Italy.svg  Renate Kasslatter  (ITA)
2011 Umhausen Flag of Italy.svg  Renate Gietl  (ITA)Flag of Russia.svg  Yekaterina Lavrentyeva  (RUS)Flag of Italy.svg  Melanie Schwarz  (ITA)
2013 Deutschnofen Flag of Russia.svg  Yekaterina Lavrentyeva  (RUS)Flag of Italy.svg  Melanie Schwarz  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Evelin Lanthaler  (ITA)
2015 St. Sebastian Flag of Italy.svg  Evelin Lanthaler  (ITA)Flag of Russia.svg  Yekaterina Lavrentyeva  (RUS)Flag of Italy.svg  Greta Pinggera  (ITA)
2017 Vatra Dornei Flag of Italy.svg  Greta Pinggera  (ITA)Flag of Italy.svg  Evelin Lanthaler  (ITA)Flag of Austria.svg  Tina Unterberger  (AUT)

Men's doubles

Debuted: 1979.

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1979 Inzing Damiano Lugon
Andrea Millet
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Werner Mücke
Helmut Huter
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Werner Prantl
Florian Prantl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1980 Passeier Oswald Pornbacher
Raimund Pigneter
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Martin Jud
Harald Steinhauser
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Werner Mücke
Helmut Huter
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1982 Feld am See Andreas Jud
Ernst Oberhammer
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Alfred Kogler
Franz Huber
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Werner Prantl
Florian Prantl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1984 Kreuth Andreas Jud
Ernst Oberhammer
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Martin Jud
Harald Steinhauser
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Alfred Kogler
Franz Huber
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1986 Fénis-Aosta Almir Bentemps
Corrado Herin
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Andreas Jud
Ernst Oberhammer
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Arnold Lunger
Gunther Steinhauser
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1990 Gsies Andreas Jud
Hannes Pichler
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Almir Bentemps
Corrado Herin
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Walter Mauracher
Georg Eberhardter
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1992 Bad Goisern Almir Bentemps
Corrado Herin
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Roland Wolf
Stefan Kögler
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Michael Bischofer
Herbert Kögl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
1994 Gsies Manfred Graber
Gunther Steinhauser
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Jurgen Pezzi
Christian Hafner
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Roland Niedermair
Hubert Burger
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1996 Oberperfuss Reinhard Beer
Herbert Kögl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Andi Ruetz
Helmut Ruetz
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Martin Psenner
Arthur Konig
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
1998 Rautavaara Andi Ruetz
Helmut Ruetz
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Manfred Graber
Hubert Burger
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Reinhard Beer
Herbert Kögl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2000 Olang-Valdaora Armin Mair
David Mair
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Reinhard Beer
Herbert Kögl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Andrzej Laszczak
Damian Waniczek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2001 Stein an der Enns Wolfgang Schopf
Andreas Schopf
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Armin Mair
David Mair
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Peter Lechner
Peter Braunegger
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2003 Železniki Wolfgang Schopf
Andreas Schopf
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Pavel Porzhnev
Ivan Lazarev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Harald Kleinhofer
Gerhard Mühlbacher
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2005 Latsch Pavel Porzhnev
Ivan Lazarev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Armin Mair
Johannes Hofer
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Italy
Andrzej Laszczak
Damian Waniczek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2007 Grande Prairie Pavel Porzhnev
Ivan Lazarev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Aleksandr Yegorov
Pyotr Popov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Christian Schatz
Gerhard Mühlbacher
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2009 Moos Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Christian Schopf
Andreas Schopf
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Andrzej Laszczak
Damian Waniczek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2011 Umhausen Pavel Porzhnev
Ivan Lazarev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Andrzej Laszczak
Damian Waniczek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
2013 Deutschnofen Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Christian Schopf
Andreas Schopf
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Thomas Schopf
Andreas Schöpf
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2015 St. Sebastian Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Rupert Brueggler
Tobias Angerer
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Pavel Porzhnev
Ivan Lazarev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2017 Vatra Dornei Rupert Brueggler
Tobias Angerer
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Aleksandr Martyanov
Ivan Rodin
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Mixed team

Debuted: 2001.

GamesGoldSilverBronze
2001 Stein an der Enns Sonja Steinacher
Anton Blasbichler
Armin Mair
David Mair
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Marlies Wagner
Gerhard Pilz
Peter Lechner
Peter Braunegger
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Renate Gietl
Martin Gruber
Thomas Graf
Michael Graf
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2005 Latsch Melanie Batkowski
Robert Batkowski
Reinhard Beer
Herbert Kögl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Yekaterina Lavrentyeva
Aleksey Lebedev
Pavel Porzhnev
Ivan Lazarev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Renate Gietl
Anton Blasbichler
Armin Mair
Johannes Hofer
Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg  Italy
2007 Grande Prairie Melanie Batkowski
Gernot Schwab
Christian Schatz
Gerhard Mühlbacher
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Renate Gietl
Patrick Pigneter
Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Marlies Wagner
Gerald Kammerlander
Reinhard Beer
Herbert Kögl
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
2009 Moos Renate Gietl
Anton Blasbichler
Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Melanie Batkowski
Thomas Schopf
Christian Schopf
Andreas Schopf
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Yekaterina Lavrentyeva
Pavel Porzhnev
Ivan Lazarev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2011 Umhausen Anton Blasbichler
Renate Gietl
Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Gerald Kammerlander
Melanie Batkowski
Christian Schatz
Gerhard Mühlbacher
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Juri Talykh
Yekaterina Lavrentyeva
Pavel Porzhnev
Ivan Lazarev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2013 Deutschnofen Alex Gluber
Melanie Schwarz
Patrick Pigneter
Florian Clara
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Stanislav Kovshik
Yekaterina Lavrentyeva
Pavel Porzhnev
Ivan Lazarev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Florian Breitenberger
Evelin Lanthaler
Hannes Clara
Stefan Gruber
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy

Medal table

Updated as of the 2011 FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships.

The FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships 2011 took place 26-30 January in Umhausen, Austria.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)29282885
2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)19212161
3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)77216
4 Flag of the CIS.svg Commonwealth of Independent States (1992 only)1001
5Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0044
6Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)0011
Totals (6 nations)565656168

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