2022 Olympic Luge Winner Odds: Can Anyone Beat the German Athletes?


Posted: February 4, 2022

Updated: February 4, 2022

  • Luge competition starts this weekend with men’s singles
  • Germany has been dominating the sport and they can win all events again
  • Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt pair are 2-time champions

The luge competition will start this Saturday, on the 5th of February with the men’s singles heats, ahead of the women’s, doubles, and team relay events. The 2022 Olympic luge winner odds favor Austrian and German athletes for the gold medal in all events. But even a small mistake can cost the loss of a medal in this competitive sport where 106 athletes will take part.

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One of the scariest events in the Winter Olympics is luge, which is an extreme version of sledding. It is also the fastest sliding sport with athletes racing at the speed of 120-140km/h. Four gold medals can be won at the Games in the men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, and team relay. The events will take place at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre, 74km northwest of Beijing. The length of the track is 1615m, with 16 curves and a 360-degree turn. Germany has been dominating the sport and has won 42 medals since 1964. When luge made its Olympic debut. They are the defending champions in all events except the men’s singles where Austrian David Gleirscher won the gold four years ago. Athletes from these two nations are the biggest favorites in Beijing as well, let’s see who they are.

2022 Olympic Luge Winner Odds For Singles Competitions

Let’s start with the men’s singles where the first luge gold medal will be awarded on Sunday. It might be slightly surprising but bookmakers offer the smallest odds for the victory of Austrian Wolfgang Kindl. The 33-year-old athlete won the 2022 European Championships two weeks ago and finished second in this season’s World Cup. His odds are 3.54 to finish ahead of the German rivals represented by Felix Loch and Johannes Ludwig. Loch has won this event twice before, in 2010 and 2014 but he only finished fifth in Pyeongchang. He is a six-time world champion as well with the odds of 6.05 to win again.

His compatriot, Ludwig got the bronze medal four years ago and became the 2021/22 overall World Cup champion. Online sportsbooks in Germany offer the odds of 4.54 for his win. The 2022 Olympic luge winner odds predict another victory for Natalie Geisenberger in the women’s singles. The German is one of the biggest figures of the sport, with four gold and one bronze medal from the Olympics. She is also a 9-time world champion and two-time winner of the overall World Cup. Geisenberger can be the most decorated luger in Olympic history with two more medals. Another German athlete, Julia Taubitz can be her biggest rival. She managed to win this season’s overall World Cup and the 2021 World Championships. Her odds of winning are 4.44, Geisenberger’s odds are 2.32 on 22Bet.

Germany Can Win The Doubles and Team Relay

The German doubles of Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt have won the gold medal in the last two Olympics and they are in the top favorites again. But another Germain pair of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken can be a big threat to their third title. The bronze medalists in Pyeongchang won the World Cup this season and the world championship last year. Just like in the previous three years.

So no wonder that online gambling sites in Germany offer the smallest odds, 1.75 for their victory. The defending Olympic champions’ odds for another title are 4.90. And the 2021/22 World Cup runner-ups, the Latvian Andris Sics/Juris Sics pair has the odds of 4.50 for the gold. 

In the team’s relay, another German victory is expected. Just like it happened in the last two Olympics when the event was added to the schedule. The same four lugers, Natalie Geisenberger, Johannes Ludwig, and the Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken pair can fight for the German gold again. Against the Austrian team, who are the reigning world champions. And the Latvian team that finished as a runner-up in this year’s World Cup after winning two races in the season. Their odds for the gold are 6.65 while the Austrian team’s odds are 3.58. But of course, the German team is the main favorite with the odds of 1.59 to defend their title.

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