Michael Walter (luger)

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Michael Walter
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Walter at the 1985 World Championships
Medal record
Men's luge
Representing  East Germany
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Oberhof Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1981 Hammarstrand Men's singles
World Cup Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983-84 Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1981-82 Men's singles
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1988 Königssee Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Hammarstrand Men's singles

Michael Walter (12 March 1959 – 6 August 2016)[1] was a German luger who competed during the 1980s. He won two medals in the men's singles event at the FIL World Luge Championships with a gold in 1985 and a silver in 1981.

Walter also won two medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with a silver in the mixed team event (1988) and a bronze in the men's singles event (1986). He also was men's singles Luge World Cup overall title in 1983-4.

Walter also competed in two Winter Olympics and was a substitute for the East German team on a third. His best finish at the Winter Olympics was fourth in the men's singles event at Sarajevo in 1984.


External links[edit]

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