André Florschütz

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André Florschütz
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1976-08-06) 6 August 1976 (age 40)
Sonneberg, Thuringia,
 East Germany
Residence Erfurt, Thuringia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Country  Germany
Sport Luge
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2nd, silver medalist(s)

André Florschütz (born 6 August 1976 in Sonneberg) is a German luger who competed from 1993 to 2010. Together with Torsten Wustlich, he won the silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Florschütz also won nine medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with six golds (Men's doubles: 2001, 2005, 2008; Mixed team: 2005, 2008, 2009) and three silvers (Men's doubles: 2004, 2009; Mixed team: 1999).

His best overall finish at the FIL European Luge Championships was fifth in the men's doubles event twice (2004, 2008).

Florschütz's best overall finish in the men's doubles Luge World Cup was second three times (2000-1, 2003-4, 2004-5). His younger brother Thomas competes for Germany in bobsleigh.


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