After more than two months of some of the most brutal winter weather that we’ve seen yet, most of us in Chicago are ready for spring to arrive. But for those of us who can’t get enough of the snow, there’s the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to keep us entertained. And, for fans of the Italian team, there’s even more exciting news.
Italy’s Armin Zöggeler has recently become the first athlete to win six medals in the same individual competition in six consecutive Olympics.
Zöggeler, at 40 years old, is one of the oldest competitors in slittino (luge), but has managed to stay at the top of his game for the past twenty years. A carabiniere by career, the South Tyrolean has taken home two golds (in 2002 and 2006), one silver (1998), and three bronze (1994, 2010, and 2014). Arriving at the podium and breaking a world record— not a bad way to close a career. The 2018 Olimpiadi will be the first without him since the 1994 games in Lillehammer.
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