Detlef Bertz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDetlef•Bertz
Used nameDetlef•Bertz
Born2 April 1962 in Oschatz, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements175 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsSC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German Detlef Bertz started his luge career at the age of six and earned his first merits at the 1981 Youth Europeans, winning a bronze medal in the men’s singles event. Together with Hans-Joachim Menge he then placed second at the 1984 nationals and both qualified for the Sarajevo Olympics, where they placed 15th in doubles after a fall in the first run. One year later they both earned another bronze at the East German nationals.

Bertz later started a coaching career as a technical luge coach, but then worked with the Bundeswehr Social Service after German re-unification.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Luge GDR Detlef Bertz
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Hans-Joachim Menge 15