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 Lasse Kjus Alpine Skiing  Lincoln DeWitt Skeleton
 Hilde Gerg Alpine Skiing   Anni Friesinger Speed skating
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 Georg Hackl Luge  Prince Albert Grimaldi Bobsleigh
Hilde Gerg - Alpine skiing
Georg Hackl
Country
Germany
Age
35
Past Games
1988, 1992, 1994, 1998
Past Medals
Three golds, one silver
POST-WINTER OLYMPICS VERDICT:

Georg Hackl came to the Games attempting to become the first Winter Olympian to win four consecutive golds in the same individual event.

The menís singles gold was the only one of the three luge titles not to end up in German hands, Hackl missing out to Italyís Armin Zoeggeler by 0.329 seconds.

However, for Hackl there was a silver lining.

He returns to Bavaria as the only Olympian, summer or winter, to have won a medal in the same individual event at five consecutive Games.

"Statistically it might have been nice to win the gold and make history, but I care more about the actual racing than history," the ever-professional Hackl said.

Georg Hackl

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