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Jan Behrendt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJan•Behrendt
Used nameJan•Behrendt
Born29 November 1967 in Ilmenau, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements169 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany

Biography

Jan Behrendt and Stefan Krauße formed a redoubtable doubles luge team, competing first for the German Democratic Republic and after 1992 for Germany. At the Olympics, they won gold medals in 1992 and 1998, silver in 1988, and bronze in 1994. Behrendt and Krauße began to compete together internationally at the 1985 European Junior championships. Together, they won four World Championships – 1989, 1991, 1993, and 1995; and were runners-up in 1996-97. They were also World Cup champions in 1994-96 and European champions in 1996. They announced their retirement after the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Luge GDR Jan Behrendt
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Stefan Krauße 2 Silver
1992 Winter Olympics Luge GER Jan Behrendt
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Stefan Krauße 1 Gold
1994 Winter Olympics Luge GER Jan Behrendt
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Stefan Krauße 3 Bronze
1998 Winter Olympics Luge GER Jan Behrendt
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Stefan Krauße 1 Gold

Special Notes