Horst Hörnlein

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Horst Hörnlein
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Hörnlein (top) in 1971

Horst Hörnlein (sometimes shown as Horst Hömlein, born 31 May 1945 in Möhrenbach) was an East German luger who competed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He won the gold medal in the men's doubles event (shared with Italy) at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo.

Hörnlein also won five medals in the men's doubles event at the FIL World Luge Championships with one gold (1973), one silver (1969), and three bronzes (1965, 1970, 1971). He won four medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with three golds (Men's singles: 1971, Men's doubles: 1970, 1972) and one bronze (Men's singles: 1970).[1]


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