Willi Schneider (skeleton racer)
Willi Schneider is awarded the Order of Friendship, March 24, 2014
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Wilfried "Willi" Schneider (born 13 March 1963 in Mediaș, Transylvania) is a German skeleton racer who competed from 1992 to 2002. He won two medals in the men's skeleton event at the FIBT World Championships with a gold in 1998 and a bronze in 1999.
He won the men's overall Skeleton World Cup title in 1997-8.
After retiring from competition Schneider became a coach, leading the Canadian skeleton team to three medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin (a gold for Duff Gibson, a silver for Jeff Pain and a bronze for Melissa Hollingsworth), and coaching Jon Montgomery to victory in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In July 2012 Schneider agreed a two-year contract to coach the Russian skeleton team.
- "Willi Schneider new coach for skeleton in Russia". Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobagganing. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- 2002 men's skeleton results
- List of men's skeleton World Cup champions since 1987.
- Men's skeleton world championship medalists since 1989
- Skeletonsport.com profile
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