5 July 1973 |
Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)|
René Spies (born 5 July 1973 in Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German bobsledder who competed from 1991 to 2006. He won a bronze medal in the two-man event at the 2003 FIBT World Championships in Lake Placid, New York.
His best finish in the Bobsleigh World Cup was second three times (Combined: 2002-3, Two-man: 2000-1, 2002-3).
Spies retired from bobsleigh to become a television commentator in Germany, but attempted to return to the German national team for the 2007-08 season without success. He announced his retirement from competition on November 1, 2007 which was announced on the FIBT website.
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- 2002 bobsleigh two-man results
- 2006 bobsleigh four-man results
- Bobsleigh two-man world championship medalists since 1931
- FIBT profile (birthdate shown is incorrect)
- Official website (German)
- List of combined men's bobsleigh World Cup champions: 1985-2007
- List of two-man bobsleigh World Cup champions since 1985
- Yahoo! Sports profile for the 2006 Winter Olympics at the Wayback Machine (archived 22 May 2011)
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