Francesco Friedrich

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Francesco Friedrich
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Friedrich in 2018
Personal information
Born (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 30)[1]
Pirna, Bezirk Dresden, East Germany[2]
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight96 kg (212 lb)[1]
Event(s)Two-man, Four-man
ClubSC Oberbärenburg
Turned pro2006[1]

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.


  1. ^ a b c d e 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.
  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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