Prominent Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler set a new Winter Olympics record by winning a medal at his sixth consecutive Games. Gold medallist of Salt Lake City-2002 and of Turin-2006, he took his third bronze in Sochi. A silver in Nagano in 1998 and bronze medals in Lillehammer-1994 and Vancouver four years ago complete his collection. Zoeggeler's achievement matched that of Hungarian fencer Aladar Gerevich and German kayaker Birgit Fischer from the summer Games.
"This is good for me, good for the sport, good for Italy. It's very nice, I'm happy with this medal. I have had a good time," – said Zoeggeler of his accomplishment before ruling out trying to break the outright record in 2018.