CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: With Sylke Otto and Silke Kraushaar retired since the 2006 Turin Games, Huefner looks to continue the Germans' Olympic dominance in luge. Since luge became an Olympic sport in 1964, Germans have won eight of 12 gold medals and 27 of 36 overall medals. With Otto taking gold and Kraushaar silver in Turin, the Germans swept the podium for the second straight Olympics with Huefner’s bronze medal. Huefner won gold in women’s singles at the 2007 and 2008 World Championships, and also took gold in the mixed team event in '08. Huefner finished sixth at the 2009 World Championships in Lake Placid, New York, as American Erin Hamlin snapped the Germans' 16-year run with the world title. Huefner was the overall World Cup title winner in women’s singles in 2007-08 and 2008-09. She became the first woman to win five consecutive World Cup events in a victory in Altenberg, Germany, on Feb. 2, 2008. Huefner is a two-time silver medal winner (2004, '06) in women’s singles at the European Luge Championships.