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Sascha Benecken

Luge GER

Sascha Benecken

Sascha Benecken
  • Birth date 2/14/1990
  • Birthplace Suhl
  • Residence Oberhof
  • Height/Weight 5'10"/
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • Oberhof, GER
  • Club / Team
  • Rodelteam Suhl: Germany
  • Hobbies
  • Playing the guitar, writing poetry. (fil-luge.org, 25 Feb 2017; bsd-portal.de, 24 Jan 2017)
  • Famous relatives
  • His father was a ski jumper, but his career ended early after injuries sustained in a crash in 1986 while training for the world junior championships. (dtoday.de, 14 Jan 2013)
  • Why this sport?
  • He got involved in the sport via a talent scouting exercise at his school. He started as a singles luger, but Toni Eggert convinced him to try doubles.
  • Ambitions
  • To win a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (fil-luge.org, 27 Jan 2018)
  • Name of coach
  • Norbert Loch [national], GER
  • Preferred position / style / stance / technique
  • Back
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He took up the sport in 1999.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete, Police Officer
  • Languages
  • German
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Come, see, win." (otz.de, 25 Jan 2017)
  • Other information
  • PARTNERSHIP
    His luge doubles partner is Toni Eggert. The pair have been competing together since 2010. "A guarantee is our continuing enthusiasm for this sport, but also the drive to question things again and again. As a young athlete, we listened a lot. As you grow older, you also sometimes question one or the other principles. In the past few years, we have explored some extremes. Sometimes we have also gone beyond the goal," Benecken said. (otz.de, 25 Jan 2017)

    SINGER
    He was the singer of 'Adrenalin', the official song of the 2008 World Championships in Oberhof, Germany. (fil-luge.org, 25 Feb 2017)
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