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René Sommerfeldt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRené•Sommerfeldt
Used nameRené•Sommerfeldt
Born2 October 1974 in Zittau, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements175 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsOberwiesenthaler SV, Oberwiesenthal (GER) / WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
NOC(s) Germany

Biography

René Sommerfeldt was the first German cross-country skier to win the Overall World Cup, claiming it in the 2003-04 season. He also was runner-up at the 2008 Tour de Ski. At the Olympic Winter Games Sommerfeldt won one silver with the relay in 2006 at Torino and a bronze in 2002 at Salt Lake City as well as a silver at the 2001 and 2003 World Championships. His best individual performance was runner-up in the 50 km at the 2001 World Championships in Lahti which was the first German cross-country medal at a World Championship since 1974. After the 50 km run at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, where his best finish was sixth in the relay, he declared his retirement after four consecutive Winter Olympics appearances.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1998 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 10 kilometres, Men Olympic 38 GER René Sommerfeldt
  30 kilometres, Men Olympic DNS
  50 kilometres, Men Olympic 26
  10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 29
  4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 8
2002 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) Sprint, Men Olympic 19 GER René Sommerfeldt
  30 kilometres, Men Olympic 16
  10/10 kilometres Pursuit, Men Olympic 10
  4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 3 Bronze
2006 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 15 kilometres, Men Olympic 11 GER René Sommerfeldt
  50 kilometres, Men Olympic 36
  30 km Skiathlon, Men Olympic AC
  4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 2 Silver
2010 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 15 kilometres, Men Olympic 36 GER René Sommerfeldt
  50 kilometres, Men Olympic 21
  30 km Skiathlon, Men Olympic 21
  4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men Olympic Germany 6

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