René Hannemann

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRené•Hannemann
Used nameRené•Hannemann
Born9 October 1968 in Bad Belzig, Brandenburg (GER)
Measurements188 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsWSV Oberhof, Oberhof (GER) / BSR "Rennsteig", Oberhof (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Former East German long and triple jumper René Hannemann turned to bobsledding at the end of the 1980s. He won a silver medal at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics and a bronze medal at Lillehammer in 1994, both with pilot Wolfgang Hoppe but with different teams in the four-man bob. At the World Championships Hannemann won a bronze medal in the four-man in 1991 and a bronze medal in the two-man in 1993, adding championships in the four-man in 1995 and 1997.

At the European Championships he claimed the title in 1995 with a silver one year later. In 1988 he had already won a silver medal in the European four-man with non-Olympian pilot Volker Dietrich. Hannemann was educated as a sports teacher and later worked as an insurance agent in his hometown of Potsdam.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) GER René Hannemann
Four, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 2 Silver
1994 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) GER René Hannemann
Four, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 3 Bronze

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