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Tobogganing: the company "Schorsch" Hackl hires in Austria

Tobogganing: the company “Schorsch” Hackl hires in Austria


Marcus Brück has brought his former permanent rival in the Ice Channel to Austria: German luge legend George “Schurch” Hackl turns to the Austrian Federation as supervisor. ÖRV has not yet wanted to confirm the high-profile arrival, but the multiple Olympic champion let the cat out of the bag on Tuesday according to media reports corresponding to the Münchner Merkur media group. The 55-year-old’s commitment should be formal by Thursday at the latest.

Hackl last worked as a coach in the German Football Association for many years. In his job as a technical coach, the Dominator in the 1990s was involved in getting the perfect gold for his team at this year’s Beijing Olympics.

German Lugers has not only won the two singles competitions, but has also been unbeatable in the doubles and in the team relay. In addition, there were two silver medals in the German selection in China.

Hackl before switching to Austrian skating team

Austria’s new luge coach Christian Aigntler has announced the announced addition to his squad of coaches. It should be none other than German ski legend Georg Hackl.

“Time to go”

“We shook the world of skating with my athletes, but now it’s time to go. The offer has been profitable for me,” said Hackl, who could not refuse the Austrian Federation’s offer. He approached him with her, and made Huckle, who called him “Shorch,” “very happy.” The German Association confirmed the departure. “I spoke with him for a long time, but the offer was very attractive to him,” said sporting director Thomas Schwab.

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24 years ago in Nagano, Huckle won the Olympic gold for the third time in a row

Hackle won the Olympic gold medal three times (1992, 1994 and 1998) and the silver medal twice and was the singles world champion three times. He leaves the German assembly with an excellent fling. “Of course, after all the years together, the fact that Schorch left us is very painful,” said Felix Loch, himself a three-time Olympic champion. “He knows our doors are open to him and that there will always be a place for him among our young athletes,” former Huckle boss Schwab said.

Sics . brothers quit

At the top of the world in doubles, there is also a free place since Tuesday. Because Latvians Andres and Joris Six ended their careers. This was announced by the Latvian Luge Association in Riga on Tuesday. The duo participated in a total of five Winter Olympics and wrote the history of winter sports in Latvia.

The brothers were the first athletes from the European Union’s Baltic state to win a medal at two consecutive Winter Games: in 2010 in Vancouver they won the silver and in 2014 the bronze in Sochi in the doubles and team relay. There were also several top placements in the World and European Championships.