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Mark Grimmette

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMark R.•Grimmette
Used nameMark•Grimmette
Born23 January 1971 in Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 90 kg
AffiliationsPlattsburgh State Cardinals, Plattsburgh (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Mark Grimmette has been the front driver for the best American luge doubles team ever, partnering with Brian Martin. Together they have won over 75 international medals, but have had difficulty reaching the top step of the podium in major internationals. In addition to their silver and bronze medals at the Olympics, at the World Championships they have won nine medals – two silvers in mixed team in 2004-2005, and seven bronzes, with six in doubles in 1999-2000, 2004-2005, 2007, and 2009. They did win the season World Cup title in 1998, 1999, and 2003. Grimmette has been front driver for six US doubles titles, and they also won the 2000 Winter Goodwill Games. Grimmette also competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics with his first partner, Jonathan Edwards, just missing a medal in fourth place.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Luge USA Mark Grimmette
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Jonathan Edwards 4
1998 Winter Olympics Luge USA Mark Grimmette
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Brian Martin 3 Bronze
2002 Winter Olympics Luge USA Mark Grimmette
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Brian Martin 2 Silver
2006 Winter Olympics Luge USA Mark Grimmette
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Brian Martin AC
2010 Winter Olympics Luge USA Mark Grimmette
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Brian Martin 13

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2010 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony USA Mark Grimmette

Special Notes