Hans Rinn

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Hans Rinn
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Hans Rinn in 1973.

Hans Rinn (born 19 March 1953 in Langewiesen, Thuringia) is an East German former luger who competed from the early 1970s to the early 1980s. He won three medals at the Winter Olympics, including two gold (doubles: 1976, 1980) and one bronze (singles: 1976).

Rinn also won eight medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with four golds (singles: 1973, 1977, doubles: 1975, 1977), three silvers (singles: 1974, doubles: 1973, 1979), and one bronze (1978).

At the FIL European Luge Championships, Rinn won 13 medals. This included seven golds (Men's singles: 1973, 1974, 1979; Men's doubles: 1973, 1975, 1978, 1980), five silvers (Men's singles: 1977, 1978; Men's doubles: 1974, 1977, 1979), and one bronze (Men's singles: 1975).[1]

Rinn was inducted into the International Luge Federation Hall of Fame in 2005 along with Josef Feistmantl.


  1. ^ "List of European luge champions". Eiskanal (in German). Archived from the original on 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2015-02-08.