Who is Dajana Eitberger?
Dajana Eitberger was born in 1991 in Ilmenau. She is a renowned German luger. Eitberger currently plays for the German Team in women's singles event in the Luge World Cup. She gained victory in the 2014-15 season of the Luge World Cup in a final race event in Sochi.
She got the second place twice in that season and third place four times. She finished with a second place in the overall standing behind her German teammate, Natalie Geisenberger. Eitberger is currently the European Champion.
During the 2015–16 Luge World Cup Eitberger was on the winners platform on the podium once was second twice and third three times. She once again finished the season sixth in the standings.
She earned a silver medal at the Pyeogchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. She got a bronze medal in individual sprint at the 2016 Konigssee World Championships.
The athlete's profile
Eitberger is fond of photography, cooking, travelling and do it yourself projects. She also indulges in dancing and motorsports in her spare time. The luge athlete serves in the armed forces. Her partner's name is William Schmidt. She can speak English, French and German languages fluently. She trained in the club RC Ilmenau in Germany under Coach Norbert Loch who is a National level coach from Germany. She took up the sport in 2001 in Ilmenau, Germany because Coach Kerstin Merten convinced her to take up the sport. "She always called my parents and told me I should come to training because I had talent. Eventually I just tried it out." Eitberger had an ambition to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang which she fulfilled beautifully and victoriously.
She believes in the philosophy, "Keep calm and wait for snow." She was named 2013 Newcomer of the Year in Thuringia, Germany. She was named 2011 Junior Sportswoman of the Year in Thuringia, Germany.
Eitberger was born on the 7th of January 1991 in the beautiful town of Ilmenau. Her luge career started in 2001 in her hometown. Following her graduation from the sports gymnasium Oberhof in 2010, she began her training in the sports promotion group of the Bundeswehr, which she successfully completed in 2014.
In 201, she had the great honor to receive the award as "Thuringian Junior Sportswoman of the Year". Since 2013, she started in the World Cup team of the German national team.
Net worth of the luger
The net worth of Dajana Eitberger is currently under review.
Recent stint at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games
At the Olympic Games, the German luge women got to celebrate a double victory in the women's singles. Natalie Geisenberger won in front of her teammate Dajana Eitberger.
Tobogganist Natalie Geisenberger had won the gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Dajana Eitberger made the German double success with silver medal. Tatjana Hüfner narrowly missed the podium as third was the Canadian Alex Gough.
Dajana Eitberger of Germany celebrated her silver medal win at the finish area with Erin Hamlin of the United States after the women's luge final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.
In an interview with the champion
Dajana Eitberger was interviewed by author Sabrina Lang after her recent victory at the 2018 Olympics.
Lang wrote in her interview that Dajana was never a sports fanatic, and was infact too scared to compete in luge in first class. After completing her third-grade class ride, Eitberger infact found the luge lessons tasks very disappointing - gymnastics, running and others. But she thoroughly enjoyed sledding.
Lang added that since Dajana did not want to join, she canceled from the supplementary lessons. Luckily the teacher persisted and invited Dajana to the training camp. Because then her passion was awakened! That was in 2001. But Dajana tries anyway! She is very down-to-earth, authentic and open she talks about her career, her weaknesses and strengths and the little stories athletes experience behind the scenes at the Olympics. Leaning and having fun are your keys to success. 17 years later, the 27-year-old from Ilmenau wins the silver medal in luge at her first Olympic Games in Pyeonchang.
Dajana explains that first moment of realization of victory by saying, "In principle, there was no thought at all, but a lump in his throat and an incredible amount of tears in his eyes. You cannot put that into words". The last two days of the event were like an emotional roller coaster ride but in the end everything went well!
Dajana Eitberger, you have done not only yourself but even your country proud this year and may you have many many more victorious years ahead!
Dajana Eitberger is quite active on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. She is available on Instagram @dajanaeitberger and on her Twitter handle @DajanaEitberger. She constantly uploads her personal photos and photos from her competitions on her social media. You can find some photos with her partner William in her social media accounts, although no information is currently available about him.