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Donat Ertel

Full name: Donat Ertel
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: February 22, 1948 in Aschau im Chiemgau, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SV Ohlstadt, Ohlstadt (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Biography

Donat Ertel was originally a sprinter but, in 1969, became one of the first German track and field athletes to switch to bobsledding. He then became runner-up in the national two-man bob in 1971 and 1972 and was the 1976 German Champion. In addition to his Olympic fifth-place finish with the four-man in 1972, Ertel collected silver in the two-man at the 1976 European Championships, bronze at the 1971 European Championships with the four-man and placed fifth again at the 1974 World Championships with the four-man. His sister Susanne was a well-known long jumper.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four West Germany-2 FRG 5

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Final Standings
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Run 1
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Run 2
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Run 3
1972 Winter 23 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Run 4
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