The title of “legend” would suit few athletes as well as Georg Hackl. He was one of the most successful luge pilots in the world. Winning on almost every notable luge track, he was at the top of the sport for 18 years.
He has always been known to spend every minute of his spare time on optimizing luges, and still does. His biggest successes were his 3 Olympic gold medals that he won in the one-seater, as well as his 10 world championship titles. Hackl was initiated into the FIL (International Luge Federation) Hall of Fame in 2012.