Wolfgang Staudinger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWolfgang•Staudinger
Used nameWolfgang•Staudinger
Born8 September 1963 in Berchtesgaden, Bayern (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsRC Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

In his active career Wolfgang Staudinger was a world class luger in the doubles starting with Johannes Schettel up to the early 1980s, then together with Thomas Schwab. In 1988 Staudinger and Schwab added the German and European titles to their Olympic bronze medal, after having won the 1986-87 World Cup, and placing second at the 1987 World Championships in Igls.

Staudinger retired in 1989 and became a world class coach, beginning in Canada, followed by engagements in the US and Germany. Since 2007 he has been the Chief Coach of the Canadian National Team, with a contract carrying him through the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. He is married to Canadian luger Marie-Claude Doyon.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Luge FRG Wolfgang Staudinger
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Thomas Schwab 8
1988 Winter Olympics Luge FRG Wolfgang Staudinger
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Thomas Schwab 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations

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