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Wolfgang Zimmerer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWolfgang•Zimmerer
Used nameWolfgang•Zimmerer
Born15 November 1940 in Ohlstadt, Bayern (GER)
Measurements178 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSV Ohlstadt, Ohlstadt (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

Wolfgang Zimmerer was a German bobsled driver who competed from the late 1960s through the 70s, almost always driving with Peter Utzschneider as his brakeman. Participating in two Winter Olympics he won a total of four medals, with one gold in the two-man 1972, one bronze in the two-man 1972, and a bronzes in the four-man in 1972, all with Utzschneider, and with Manfred Schumann, he also won silver in the 1976 two-man. Zimmerer won nine medals at the World Championships, including titles in the two-man in 1973 and 1974, and the four-man in 1969 and 1974, all with Utzschneider. Zimmerer and Utzschneider also won 10 medals at the European Championships, including five titles – two-man in 1968, 1972, and 1973, and four-man in 1970 and 1973.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) FRG Wolfgang Zimmerer
Two, Men (Olympic) Peter Utzschneider 7
Four, Men (Olympic) West Germany 2 9
1972 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) FRG Wolfgang Zimmerer
Two, Men (Olympic) Peter Utzschneider 1 Gold
Four, Men (Olympic) West Germany 1 3 Bronze
1976 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) FRG Wolfgang Zimmerer
Two, Men (Olympic) Manfred Schumann 2 Silver
Four, Men (Olympic) West Germany 1 3 Bronze

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1972 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony FRG Wolfgang Zimmerer
1976 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FRG Wolfgang Zimmerer

Olympic family relations

Special Notes