Franz Wembacher

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Franz Wembacher
Medal record
Men's Luge
Competitor for  West Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1984 Sarajevo Men's doubles
World Championships
Bronze 1979 Königssee Men's doubles
Bronze 1981 Hammarstrand Men's doubles
Bronze 1983 Lake Placid Men's doubles
World Cup Championships
Silver 1982-83 Men's doubles
Bronze 1980-81 Men's doubles
European Championships
Silver 1984 Olang Men's doubles
Bronze 1982 Winterberg Men's doubles

Franz Wembacher (born 15 November 1958 in Bischofswiesen, Bavaria) was a West German luger who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He won the gold medal in the men's doubles event at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Wembacher also won three bronze medals in the men's doubles event at the FIL World Luge Championships (1979, 1981, 1983). At the FIL European Luge Championships, he also won two medals in the men's doubles event with a silver in 1984 and a bronze in 1982.

Wembacher's best overall Luge World Cup finish was second in men's doubles in 1982-3.

His brother Anton Wembacher was also a luger.

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