Detlef Richter

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Detlef Richter
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Richter (in sled wearing goggles) in 1982.

Detlef Richter (born 6 June 1956 in Leipzig, Saxony) is an East German bobsledder who competed from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. He won a bronze medal in the four-man event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

Richter also won five medals at the FIBT World Championships with three silvers (Two-man: 1985, Four-man: 1979, 1985) and two bronzes (Two-man: 1986, Four-man: 1983).

His best Bobsleigh World Cup finish was second in 1988-89, both in the combined men's and two-man events.