Jens Lehmann

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJens•Lehmann
Used nameJens•Lehmann
Born19 December 1967 in Stolberg, Südharz, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements188 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsSSV Gera, Gera (GER) / SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

German track cyclist Jens Lehmann won two silver medals in the individual pursuit at the 1992 Barcelona and the 2000 Sydney Summer Games. He also earned two gold medals in both years with the German pursuit teams.

In 1992, Lehmann was awarded the media prize _BAMBI with the pursuit team, and was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf in 1993, Germany’s highest sports award. In 1991 and 2000 he won World titles in the individual and the team pursuit, also winning the team pursuit in 1994 and 1999. Domestically, he won ten individual and seven team pursuit titles.

In 2003 Lehmann boycotted the pursuit team at the World Cup together with his teammates Daniel Becke and non-Olympian Sebastian Siedler. He was then banned for two years but the ban was lifted in 2004 after a legal dispute. Nevertheless, he was never again nominated internationally by the German Cycling Association.

After his active career, Lehmann became a male educator at an elementary school in Machern near Leipzig, but then went into politics for the right-winged party CDU in the Leipzig city council. He also ran for state and federal elections and was successful at the 2017 federal elections. He later became vice-president of the City Sports Association of Leipzig.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GER Jens Lehmann
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GER Jens Lehmann
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold