André Lange

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André Lange
AL Medaillengewinner im Viererbob bei den Olympischen Spielen 2002 cropped.JPEG
Lange at the 2002 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1973-06-28) 28 June 1973 (age 43)[1]
Ilmenau, Thuringia,
 East Germany[2]
Residence Suhl,[1] Thuringia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 100 kg (220 lb; 16 st)[1]
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Bobsleigh (pilot)
Event(s) 4-man, 2-man
Club BSR Rennsteig Oberhof (1993–2010)
Coached by Wolfgang Hoppe
Retired 2010
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)1st, gold medalist(s)1st, gold medalist(s)1st, gold medalist(s)2nd, silver medalist(s)

André Lange (German pronun­cia­tion: [ˈlaŋə]; born 28 June 1973) is a retired German bobsledder and the most successful bob pilot of all time. Competing at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, he has won four gold and one silver medals.

At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Lange won the four-man event with teammates Carsten Embach, Enrico Kühn and Kevin Kuske. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Lange also won gold in the four-man event with teammates Kevin Kuske, René Hoppe and Martin Putze, in addition to winning the two-man event with Kuske. He competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning gold in the two-man and silver in the four-man events.

Lange also won fourteen medals at the FIBT World Championships with eight golds (Two-man: 2003, 2007, 2008; Four-man: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008), four silvers (Two-man: 2000, 2005; Four-man: 2001, 2009), and two bronzes (Two-man: 2004, Four-man: 2007).

At the Bobsleigh World Cup level, he has won three combined men's championships (2000-1, 2002–3, 2003–4), one two-man championship (2007–08), and four four-man championships (2000-1, 2002–3, 2003–4, 2007–8).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FIBT-Bobsleigh profile, accessed 3 December 2010
  2. ^ André Lange. sports-reference.com

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Kati Wilhelm
Flagbearer for  Germany
Vancouver 2010
Succeeded by
Maria Höfl-Riesch