Franz Wembacher

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFranz•Wembacher
Used nameFranz•Wembacher
Born15 November 1958 in Bischofswiesen, Bayern (GER)
Measurements181 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsRC Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden (GER)
NOC West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Franz Wembacher was a world class luger in the men’s doubles together with Hans Stanggassinger. In addition to their 1984 Olympic Championship at Sarajevo, they won a silver medal at the 1984 Europeans, and at the Worlds, won bronze medals in 1981 and 1983, with a European bronze medal in 1982. Together, they also won three German Championships in 1981, and 1983-84. His brother Anton was also a successful German luger.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Luge FRG Franz Wembacher
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Hans Stanggassinger 1 Gold

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