Thomas Steu

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Thomas Steu
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Thomas Steu in 2018
Personal information
NationalityAustrian
Born (1994-02-09) 9 February 1994 (age 24)
Bludenz, Austria [1]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
CountryAustria
Sport Luge
Event(s)Doubles

Thomas Steu (born 9 February 1994) is an Austrian luger. He competed in the men's doubles event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. [2]

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 doubles luge at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held on 14 February 2018 at the Alpensia Sliding Centre near Pyeongchang, South Korea. Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt, the defending champions, repeated their 2014 success and won gold medals. Peter Penz and Georg Fischler became second, and Toni Eggert third Sascha Benecken. Wendl and Arlt were also first in both runs, Penz and Fischler second in both runs, and Eggert and Benecken third in both runs. For Penz, Fischler, Eggert, and Benecken these were their first Olympic medals. The 2014 bronze medalists, Andris Šics and Juris Šics, were ninth in the first run and fourth in the second run, which was only sufficient for the fifth place overall.

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References

  1. "Profile". Austrian Luge Federation. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  2. "Thomas Steu". Pyeongchang 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.