Johannes "Lüdi" Ludwig

Born: 14.02.1986


Johannes Ludwig


In 2022, I will have ended my career as an active competitive athlete and will have a professional perspective as a police enforcement officer with the Federal Police

Greatest successes

2013 World Championship bronze individual, Whistler
2013 European Championship bronze individual, Oberhof

2014 European Championship Vice-Champion Individuall, Sigulda

2017 World Championship gold team relay, Innsbruck/Igls

2018 Olympic gold team relay, Pyeongchang

2018 Olympic bronze individual, Pyeongchang

2020 World Championship Gold Team Relay, Sotschi

2022 Olympic Gold Individual, Peking

2022 Olympic Gold Team Relay, Peking

2022 Overall World Cup Winner


Married, 2 children


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Your Oberhof

Oberhof is my home, I grew up here and laid the foundation for my sporting career. That will forever connect me with Oberhof. I am also inspired by the mountainous landscape and the soothing forest. These are ideal for keeping fit and healthy or just for relaxing. 


What was your sporting career like?

  • 1992 Start in BSR Rennsteig Oberhof e.V. under Kurt Eichhorn and Wolfgang Weidner
  • 1996-2005 Sports high school Oberhof
  • 2005 Junior World Champion Team, Junior Overall World Cup Winner
  • Since 2005 Member of the Federal Police Sports School Bad Endorf
  • Since 2006 Men's class
  • 2013 World Cup bronze
  • 2014 European Championship silver
  • 2017 World Champion Team
  • 2018 Olympic Games Bronze
  • 2018 Olympic Games Olympic Champion Team
  • 2022 Overall World Cup Winner
  • 2022 Olympic Games Double Olympic Champion
  • 2022 Termination of competitive luge career

Image rights: FIL, Christian Heilwagen, Johannes Ludwig


What was the most emotional moment of your sporting career?

The 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, where I won gold twice.

What was the biggest sporting disappointment for you?

Not qualifying for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.

What are your goals for the future?

To enjoy time with my children and family.

A career with the federal police.

Spending a lot of time in nature. Especially on the water sailing.

...because it is his home.
Johannes Ludwig likes Oberhof

Avenue of Olympic & World Champions

in Oberhof 

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