Francesco Friedrich

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Francesco Friedrich
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Friedrich in 2018
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 31)[1]
Pirna, Bezirk Dresden, East Germany[2]
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight96 kg (212 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryGermany
SportBobsleigh
Event(s)Two-man, Four-man
ClubSC Oberbärenburg
Turned pro2006[1]
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Pyeongchang Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2018 Pyeongchang Four-man
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Königssee Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2013 St. Moritz Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2015 Winterberg Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2015 Winterberg Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Igls Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2017 Königssee Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2017 Königssee Four-man
Gold medal – first place 2019 Whistler Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2019 Whistler Four-man
Gold medal – first place 2020 Altenberg Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2020 Altenberg Four-man
Gold medal – first place 2021 Altenberg Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2021 Altenberg Four-man
Silver medal – second place 2013 St. Moritz Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2016 Igls Four-man
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 La Plagne Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2017 Winterberg Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2018 Igls Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2019 Königssee Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2021 Winterberg Two-man
Gold medal – first place 2021 Winterberg Four-man
Gold medal – first place 2022 St. Moritz Two-man
Silver medal – second place 2015 La Plagne Four-man
Silver medal – second place 2018 Igls Four-man
Silver medal – second place 2020 Winterberg Four-man
Silver medal – second place 2022 St. Moritz Four-man
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Igls Two-man
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Königssee Four-man
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Königssee Four-man

Francesco Friedrich (born 2 May 1990) is a German bobsledder who has been active since 2006. At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, he and brakeman Thorsten Margis tied with Canada's Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz for the gold medal in the two-man competition.[3] Friedrich also won gold outright in the four-man event alongside Margis, Candy Bauer and Martin Grothkopp, making Friedrich the fifth German pilot to win two-man and four-man golds at the same Games, after Andreas Ostler in 1952, Meinhard Nehmer in 1976, Wolfgang Hoppe in 1984 and André Lange in 2006.[4] Friedrich previously competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the doubles and fours and finished in eighth and tenth place, respectively.[2]

He has won several gold medals at the IBSF World Championships, beginning with the 2011 Königssee mixed team event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FIBT profile Archived 11 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 21 February 2011
  2. ^ a b Francesco Friedrich Archived 2 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "Canada's Kripps, Kopacz tie Germany for 2-man bobsleigh gold". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 February 2018. Archived from the original on 19 February 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Germany's Francesco Friedrich wins four-man bobsledding gold". BT Sport ESPN. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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