Stefan Krauße

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Stefan Krauße
Medal record
Men's Luge
Competitor for  East Germany
Competitor for  Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Albertville Men's doubles
Gold 1998 Nagano Men's doubles
Silver 1988 Calgary Men's doubles
Bronze 1994 Lillehammer Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold 1989 Winterberg Men's doubles
Gold 1991 Winterberg Men's doubles
Gold 1991 Winterberg Mixed team
Gold 1993 Calgary Men's doubles
Gold 1993 Calgary Mixed team
Gold 1995 Lillehammer Men's doubles
Gold 1995 Lillehammer Mixed team
Silver 1989 Winterberg Mixed team
Silver 1996 Altenberg Mixed team
Silver 1997 Igls Men's doubles
Silver 1997 Igls Mixed team
World Cup Championships
Gold 1993-94 Men's doubles
Gold 1994-95 Men's doubles
Gold 1995-96 Men's doubles
Silver 1988-89 Men's doubles
Silver 1990-91 Men's doubles
Bronze 1991-92 Men's doubles
Bronze 1992-93 Men's doubles
European Championships
Gold 1996 Sigulda Men's doubles
Gold 1998 Oberhof Men's doubles
Gold 1998 Oberhof Mixed team
Bronze 1990 Igls Men's doubles
Bronze 1992 Winterberg Men's doubles

Stefan Krauße (born 17 September 1967 in Ilmenau, Thuringia) is an East German-German luger who competed from the mid-1980s to 1998. Together with Jan Behrendt he won two Olympic gold medals (1992, 1998), one silver medal (1988) and one bronze (1994) in men's doubles.

In addition, they won eleven medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with seven golds (Men's doubles: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995; Mixed team: 1991, 1993, 1995) and four silvers (Men's doubles: 1997, Mixed team: 1989, 1996, 1997). At the FIL European Luge Championships, they won a total of five medals with three golds (Men's doubles: 1996, 1998; Mixed team: 1998) and two bronzes (Men's doubles: 1990, 1992).

They won the overall Luge World Cup men's doubles title three times (1993-4, 1994-5, 1995-6).

Behrendt and Krauße retired after the 1998 Olympics. The same year they were proclaimed honorary citizens of Ilmenau.

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