This young German hottie (20 years old) competes in the luge, and was the youngest world champion ever when he was 18 years old. He’s been competing in the sport since 1995 and on Team Germany since 2006. He won four gold medals at the FIL World Luge Championships – wow! Two of them were in the men’s singles (2008 AND 2009) and two in the mixed team event (2008 AND 2009). When he won the golds in 2008, that is when he became the youngest world champion ever. Amazing!
Here are some of his stats:
Birthdate: July 24, 1989
Home: Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany
Weight: 202 lbs
Event: Men’s Singles
Felix’s dad is actually a coach on the German team. Says Felix on having his dad as a coach, “Sometimes it’s good, sometimes not so good. Sometimes he is stricter with me than with the others.” The Vancouver 2010 will be his first Olympic competition, but based on his track record, he has a chance for the gold! Good Loch to you! Haha.
When he’s not on the luge, Felix’s hobbies include cycling and surfing. Couldn’t find anything out about his personal life and if he’s single (and what team he plays for for that matter).
One of his other coaches, Georg Hackl (who is a legendary luger himself) said the following about why he thinks Felix has been so successful:
“Just look at him. He’s strong, he’s tall, he’s a perfect athlete from his body shape and his strength. He’s very complete in doing all of the things that make him fast, he’s good in technical, he’s good in coordination. He’s a very complete athlete, but his greatest advantage – his greatest advantage is his mental strength. Unbelievable.”
It also explains why I think he’s so hot. Good luck, Felix!