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Rudi Lochner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRudolf "Rudi"•Lochner
Used nameRudi•Lochner
Born29 March 1953 in Berchtesgaden, Bayern (GER)
Measurements184 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsWSV Königssee, Schönau a. Königssee (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Rudi Lochner was a teacher of technical drawings and sports. He had his best times in the mid-1980s and the beginning 1990s driving with Markus Zimmermann as his brakeman in the two-man event. As a brakeman he was World runner-up in the four-man event in 1982 with pilot Peter Hell.

Then he turned to the pilot position and slid together with Zimmermann. They won a totally surprising bronze medal at the 1989 European Championships, although they had not yet been on the German A-Team. They also earned a 1990 German Championship (runner-up one year earlier), a 1992 World Championship, and a silver medal at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. Two years later they placed fourth at Lillehammer. He was best-known as a man who loved to drink beer and smoke cigarettes in the evening.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) GER Rudi Lochner
Two, Men (Olympic) Markus Zimmermann 2 Silver
1994 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) GER Rudi Lochner
Two, Men (Olympic) Markus Zimmermann 4

Olympic family relations

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