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Wolfram Fiedler

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWolfram•Fiedler
Used nameWolfram•Fiedler
Born29 September 1951 in Ilmenau, Thüringen (GER)
Died11 April 1988 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements177 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsSC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
NOC East Germany

Biography

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.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Luge GDR Wolfram Fiedler
Singles, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Klaus-Michael Bonsack 3 Bronze

Special Notes