Richard Adjei

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Richard Adjei
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1983-01-30) 30 January 1983 (age 34)[1]
Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia,
 West Germany
Residence Düsseldorf[1]
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight 106 kg (234 lb; 16.7 st)[1]
Country  Germany
Sport Bobsleigh
Turned pro 2007
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Richard Adjei (born 30 January 1983) is a German bobsledder who has competed since 2007.[2] He is also a former American football linebacker.[3]


His first World Cup event at Königssee, Germany earned him a win in the two-man event on 9 January 2010.[4] Adeji won silver in the two-man event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He won the gold medal in the World Championship four-man event at Königssee in 2011, as second brakeman in the bob piloted by Manuel Machata.

American football career[edit]

He is also former American football linebacker for Rhein Fire, Berlin Thunder in the NFL Europe and Düsseldorf Panther in the GFL.[5]