Calgary (pps) Reward for Johannes Ludwig: Following his ranks eleven (Cesana) and five (Park City), the German luge athlete from Oberhof will be the third German starter in men’s singles at the Viessmann luge World Cup to be held in Nagano on the weekend after the next besides former World Champion David Möller and Jan Eichhorn, sixth at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. „He has earned this with his good results“, German federal coach Thomas Schwab said in Calgary, Canada.

Johannes Ludwig comes from a well-known luge family: In 1979, his father Jörg-Dieter won the European Championships together with his partner Bernd Oberhoffner. In 1981, the doubles team won the silver medal at the World Championships in Hammarstrand, Sweden.