Wolfram Fiedler started his career as a youth by placing third at the 1968 European Junior Championships, and he improved to win that title in 1969. After two difficult years as a senior, he won the 1972 European title and won two bronze medals at the 1972 Winter Olympics, one in the singles and in the doubles with Klaus-Michael Bonsack. Fiedler won the 1975 World Singles Championships, placing second in 1973, and was European Champion in 1976. In that year he began a career as a youth coach within the East German Bobsledding Federation, but he died quite young, in 1988, from cancer. In 1989, his birthplace of Ilmenau named their Summer Toboggan Run in his memory.