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Thomas Schwab

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThomas•Schwab
Used nameThomas•Schwab
Born20 April 1962 in Berchtesgaden, Bayern (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsRC Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden (GER)
NOC(s) West Germany


In his active career Thomas Schwab was a world class luger in the men’s doubles together with Wolfgang Staudinger. In 1988 they added the German and European titles to their Olympic bronze medal, after having won the 1986-87 World Cup, and placing second at the 1987 World Championships in Igls.

After his active career Schwab studied sports in Köln (Cologne) graduating in 1991. He then took over as National Coach from Sepp Lenz in 1995 and started a very successful career in coaching, his athletes winning six of nine possible Olympic titles and 14 of 24 possible Olympic medals. All together his athletes have won over 50 gold and 100 medals at the Olympic Winter Games, World Championships, and European Championships.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1984 Winter Olympics Luge Doubles, Open Olympic Wolfgang Staudinger 8 Representing West Germany    
1988 Winter Olympics Luge Doubles, Open Olympic Wolfgang Staudinger 3 Bronze Representing West Germany    

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