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Bengt Walden

Luge

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EVENT - LUGE, SINGLES

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games - 15th
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games - 23rd (with the Swedish National Team)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Finished 23rd at the 2002 XIX Olympic Winter Games (for Sweden) in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Began sliding in 1985 and was member of Sweden's national team since 1988
  • 2007 Verizon U.S. National Championship silver medalist
  • 2007-08 World Cup Results: 9th, 17th, 16th, 11th, 20th, 8th, 15th, 20th
  • Finished 13th in the final 2008 overall World Cup rankings
  • 2007 JetBlue Airways U.S. national luge start championship silver medalist
  • Finished 12th at the 40th World Luge Championships
  • 2008 Verizon U.S. National Champion
  • 2006-07 Senior World Cup Results: (Competing for Sweden): 9th, 32nd, 24th, 7th, 14th, 22nd, 17th, DNR, DNR
  • Finished 18th in the final 2007 overall World Cup rankings
  • Finished 13th (Competing for Sweden) at the 2007 World Luge Championships
  • 2007 Verizon U.S. National Championship silver medalist

PERSONAL

  • Bengt owns a nautilus gym in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Bengt's favorite place to compete is in Calgary, Canada
  • Bengt is married to U.S. women's singles slider, Ashley Walden