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Matt Mortensen

USA Matt Mortensen United States of America

  • Sport: Luge
  • Height / Weight: 1.83m / 87.1 kg 6'0" / 192 lbs
  • Birthdate: 12/11/1985
  • Hometown: Huntington Station, NY, USA
Career Highlights:

Partners with Preston Griffall, Mortensen will make his Olympic debut in Sochi as the duo tries to break the German stranglehold on the doubles' discipline. The pair notched two top-10 finishes on the World Cup circuit this season, placing ninth on the North American stops at Park City, Utah, and Whistler, British Columbia, and was the top American team in the World Cup standings with a 10th-place finish. Mortensen and Griffall also helped the U.S. to a second-place finish in the team relay at Park City, helping the quartet hold off the Austrian relay squad for second. They also contributed to a fourth-place finish in Whistler Park, missing out on a podium finish by .083 seconds and have a chance to gain the first Olympic medals awarded in this discipline. The pair is hoping for better things this time around in Sochi after finishing 17th in the Pre-Olympic warmup during the 2012-13 World Cup season.

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