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Jan Behrendt

Full name: Jan Behrendt
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: November 29, 1967 in Ilmenau, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Jan Behrendt and Stefan Krauße formed a redoubtable doubles luge team, competing first for the German Democratic Republic and after 1992 for Germany. At the Olympics, they won gold medals in 1992 and 1998, silver in 1988, and bronze in 1994. Behrendt and Krausse began to compete together internationally at the 1985 European Junior championships. Together, they won four World Championships – 1989, 1991, 1993, and 1995; and were runners-up in 1996-97. They were also World Cup champions in 1994-96 and European champions in 1996. They announced their retirement after the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 20 Calgary Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles East Germany-2 GDR 2 Silver
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Germany-1 GER 1 Gold
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Germany-1 GER 3 Bronze
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles Germany-1 GER 1 Gold

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 20 Calgary Luge East Germany-2 GDR Stefan Krauße Final Standings 2
1988 Winter 20 Calgary Luge East Germany-2 GDR Stefan Krauße Run 1 2
1988 Winter 20 Calgary Luge East Germany-2 GDR Stefan Krauße Run 2 1
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Germany-1 GER Stefan Krauße Final Standings 1
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Germany-1 GER Stefan Krauße Run 1 1
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Germany-1 GER Stefan Krauße Run 2 1
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Germany-1 GER Stefan Krauße Final Standings 3
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Germany-1 GER Stefan Krauße Run 1 3
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Germany-1 GER Stefan Krauße Run 2 3
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Germany-1 GER Stefan Krauße Final Standings 1
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Germany-1 GER Stefan Krauße Run 1 1
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Germany-1 GER Stefan Krauße Run 2 3
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