Jacqueline Loelling is a silver medalist skeleton racer who recently participated at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Read about her net worth and other facts.
Who is Jacqueline Loelling?
Jacqueline “Jacka” Loelling was born in 1995. She is a German skeleton racer who has won several races and championships, including the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics Skeleton Competition in 2012 and the 2017 World Championships. She started competing in skeleton race at the age of 12, and was picked for the German national team in 2009. She won her first two races on an international level, as a fifteen-year-old on the Europe Cup circuit, at Cesana Pariol in 2010. Her personal coach is Kathi Wichterle, and she rides an FES sled. When not racing, Loelling works for the German Federal Police. Loelling is nicknamed as Jacka by her friends and family. She loves to indulge in skiing and listening to music in her spare time. The athlete is a police officer too. She can speak English and German languages. Jacqueline has trained under the club RSG Hochsauerland in Germany under coach Jens Muller who is on a National level and coach Kathi Wichterle on a personal level. She took up the sport in 2007. Loelling regards her most memorable achievement as winning gold at the 2017 World Championships in Konigssee, Germany. Loelling was presented with the Newcomer of the Year award at the 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Awards in Germany. At the 2017 World Championships in Konigssee, Germany, Loelling became the youngest skeleton athlete at the time from any nation, male or female, to win a gold medal at the world championships. She was just 22 years at that time.
Career of the skeleton racer
Loelling participated in the Intercontinental Cup from 2011–12 to 2014–15, finishing with a string of three gold medals, along with winning the Junior World Championships in 2014 at Winterberg and in 2015 at Altenber. She also won the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics Skeleton Competition in 2012. Instead of following the other ICC sliders on the North American leg of the tour, she dropped back to Europe Cup racing for the remainder of the 2014–15 season, and won a silver medal from the senior World Championships at Winterberg. She joined the World Cup circuit for 2015–16. Loelling recorded five podiums that season, finishing the overall World Cup rankings in second place with 1550 points, behind teammate Tina Hermann. Loelling achieved her first regular World Cup victory at Altenberg in the 2016–17 season, with a silver medal at Winterberg later, giving her the European Championship for 2017. She also won the pre-Olympic test event in Pyeongchang and the race at Königssee on her way to the overall Crystal Globe for the 2016–17 season. Loelling got the 2017 World Championships gold medal over fellow German Tina Hermann, who was the 2016 world champion, by one-quarter of a second. She also ranked first in the 2016-17 World Cup standings after winning the World Cup finale on the 2018 Olympic track.
In the 2017–18 season, Loelling won races at Whistler, Winterberg, and Altenberg, and was placed fourth at Igls. The Igls race was also the 2018 European Championship, in which she was was placed second behind Elena Nikitina of Russia. At the European Championships in January, on home ice in Winterberg, she was placed seventh at the third split but managed to produce a fantastic finish to tumble the reigning champion Janine Flock. Then a month later, at the World Championships in Konigssee, she thrilled local fans again with her wonderful performance. Loelling manage to record the fastest time in two of the three runs and again relegated the title-holder – Tina Hurman. Germany’s Jacqueline Loelling became the youngest ever female world champion in skeleton on Saturday. In the race, the European champion edged Sochi Olympic gold medalist Tina Hermann to win her first skeleton world championship at 22 years old. Loelling was the quickest in two of the three runs over two days to beat German teammate Hermann by 0.25 seconds. “I’m lost for words right now,” Loelling said afterwards. “It feels great. I didn’t expect to win, though I had perhaps hoped a little bit.” Jacqueline Loelling of Germany came first after the initial two heats of the women’s skeleton on Friday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She recorded a combined time of one minute, 43.86 seconds in Runs 1 and 2 at the Olympic Sliding Centre, while Austrian Janine Flock sits in second just 0.02 seconds behind. Loelling set the early tempo in Run 1 with a time of 51.74—beating her own track record that she set in March last year at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
The net worth of the skeleton racer is currently unavailable.
Jacqueline Loelling has her own official page @jacka_lo on Instagram. She uploads her random photos and photos from her competitions on her Instagram page. The tough police officer has a string of victories and medals to her credit. She has done her country and her family proud with her achievements.