Thomas Schopf

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BornNovember 3, 1989 (1989-11-03) (age 28)

Thomas Schopf (born November 3, 1989) is an Austrian luger who has competed since the early 2000s. A natural track luger, he won two medals at the 2009 FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships in Moos, Italy with a silver in mixed team and a bronze in the men's singles events.

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country of nearly 9 million people in Central Europe. 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 territory of Austria covers 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi). 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 local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Luge sliding sport where where an individual or a team of 2 propels a luge down a natural or artificial track

A luge is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. A luger steers by using their calf muscles to flex the sled's runners or by exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat. Racing sleds weigh 21–25 kg (46–55 lb) for singles and 25–30 kg (55–66 lb) for doubles. Luge is also the name of an Olympic sport.

The FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships 2009 took place 12-15 February 2009 in Moos, Italy. This was the second time the city hosted the event having done so in 1980.

Schopf also won a silver medal in the men's singles event at the 2006 FIL European Luge Natural Track Championships in Umhausen, Austria.

The FIL European Luge Natural Track Championships 2006 took place in Umhausen, Austria.

Umhausen Place in Tyrol, Austria

Umhausen is a municipality in the Imst district and is located 17 km southeast of Imst at the Ötztaler Ache in the Ötztal. It has 3078 inhabitants.

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