André Lange

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André Lange
2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony - Germany entering cropped.jpg
Lange holding German flag during opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1973-06-28) 28 June 1973 (age 41)[1]
Ilmenau, Thuringia,
 East Germany
Residence Suhl,[1] Thuringia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 100 kg (220 lb; 16 st)[1]
Website http://www.bobsport-lange.de/
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Bobsleigh (pilot)
Event(s) 4-man, 2-man
Club BSR Rennsteig Oberhof (1993-2010)
Coached by Germany Wolfgang Hoppe
Retired 2010
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1st1st1st1st2nd

André Lange (German pronunciation: [ˈlaŋə]; born 28 June 1973) is a retired German bobsledder and the most successful bob pilot of all time who competed at senior level from 1998 to 2010. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he has won four gold medals. He was born in Ilmenau, Thuringia.

At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Lange won the four-man event with teammates Carsten Embach, Enrico Kühn and Kevin Kuske. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Lange also won gold in the four-man event with teammates Kevin Kuske, René Hoppe and Martin Putze, in addition to winning the two-man event with Kuske. He competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning gold in the two-man and silver in the four-man events.

Lange also won fourteen medals at the FIBT World Championships with eight golds (Two-man: 2003, 2007, 2008; Four-man: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008), four silvers (Two-man: 2000, 2005; Four-man: 2001, 2009), and two bronzes (Two-man: 2004, Four-man: 2007).

At the Bobsleigh World Cup level, he has won three combined men's championships (2000-1, 2002-3, 2003-4), one two-man championship (2007-08), and four four-man championships (2000-1, 2002-3, 2003-4, 2007-8).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FIBT-Bobsleigh profile, accessed December 3, 2010
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Kati Wilhelm
Flagbearer for  Germany
Vancouver 2010
Succeeded by
Maria Höfl-Riesch