René Friedl (born July 17, 1967 in Friedrichroda) is an East German-German luger who has competed during the late 1980s and early 1990s. He won two medals in the mixed team event at the FIL World Luge Championships with a gold in 1993 and a silver in 1989.
Friedl also won four medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with three golds (Men's singles: 1992, Mixed team (1990, 1992) and one silver (Mixed team: 1994). His best overall Luge World Cup seasonal finish was second in the men's singles in 1986-7.
Friedl also finished eighth in the men's singles event at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.
Since 2005, he has been head coach of the Austrian luge team.