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Susi Erdmann

Full name: Susi-Lisa Erdmann (-Plankensteiner)
Gender: Female
Height: 6'2" (187 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 29, 1968 in Blankenburg im Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER) / WSV Oberhof, Oberhof (GER) / SpVgg Unterhaching, Unterhaching (GER) / WSV Königssee, Schönau am Königssee (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Luge, Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Wife of Gerhard Plankensteiner.

Medals: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Susi Erdmann started her luge career at the age of 9, moving to Oberhof in 1981, and becoming a sport soldier in the former East German Army in 1988. After reunification she was a civil employee at the West German Bundeswehr, before they recruited female soldiers in 1992. She then moved to the sport support group at Berechtesgaden, and in 1997 was the first female professional sanitary soldier employed by the Bundeswehr. After the 1998 Nagano Olympics Erdmann switched to bobsleigh in 2000, later qualifying for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Besides her two Olympic medals Erdmann won her first World Championship in luge in 1989 in the singles, followed by titles in 1991 and 1997. She also won the European Championships in 1990, 1992, 1996 and 1998 and twice was an overall World Cup Winner (1991 and 1992). Additionally she was on the team World Champion four times (1990, 1992, 1993 and 1995). In bobsleigh Erdmann was overall World Cup champion and won the bronze medal at the Olympics in 2002, later winning the World Championship in the two-man bob in 2003 and 2004. Erdmann posed naked for German Playboy in 2004. In another rather esoteric sport, she won the Wok World Championships, which is a funsport competition organized by famous German TV entertainer Stefan Raab, in the four-man wok at Winterberg in 2006, repeating that title in 2008. In November 2007 Erdmann retired, marrying Italian luger Gerhard Plankensteiner in 2009.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Women's Singles Germany GER 3 Bronze
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Women's Singles Germany GER 2 Silver
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Women's Singles Germany GER 4
2002 Winter 34 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Women's Two Germany-2 GER 3 Bronze
2006 Winter 38 Torino Bobsleigh Women's Two Germany-2 GER 5

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 IT5 IR5 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4 ST5 SR5
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Germany GER Final Standings 3 3:07.115
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Germany GER Run 1 6 47.020 6.392 17 12.963 17 23.568 10 28.141 6 35.557 8 6.571 =14 10.605 =3 4.573 3 7.416 9 11.463 8
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Germany GER Run 2 3 46.866 6.323 1 12.861 1 23.445 1 28.018 1 35.470 4 6.538 3 10.584 =1 4.573 2 7.452 13 11.396 4
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Germany GER Run 3 2 46.627 6.321 1 12.874 1 23.423 1 27.977 1 35.366 3 6.553 2 10.549 1 4.554 1 7.389 =5 11.261 2
1992 Winter 24 Albertville Luge Germany GER Run 4 1 46.602 6.326 1 12.877 1 23.429 1 27.988 1 35.417 2 6.551 3 10.552 1 4.559 =1 7.429 13 11.185 1
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Germany GER Final Standings 2 3:16.276
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Germany GER Run 1 4 48.989 2.389 2 12.379 1 21.152 1 29.757 2 40.332 2 9.990 1 8.773 2 8.605 4 10.575 =6 8.657 7
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Germany GER Run 2 2 48.893 2.384 1 12.364 1 21.133 1 29.714 1 40.265 2 9.980 1 8.769 1 8.581 2 10.551 2 8.628 2
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Germany GER Run 3 11 49.340 2.382 1 12.545 =15 21.439 15 30.133 15 40.717 11 10.163 19 8.894 12 8.694 12 10.584 3 8.623 4
1994 Winter 26 Lillehammer Luge Germany GER Run 4 2 49.054 2.380 1 12.373 1 21.132 1 29.742 1 40.338 2 9.993 1 8.759 1 8.610 2 10.596 2 8.716 8
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Germany GER Final Standings 4 3:24.449
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 1 4 51.475 2.800 2 20.564 2 27.725 2 41.656 3 17.764 2 7.161 5 13.931 6 9.819 7
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 2 5 51.348 2.797 2 20.573 2 27.719 2 41.590 3 17.776 2 7.146 6 13.871 6 9.758 6
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 3 3 50.895 2.793 2 20.401 2 27.496 2 41.250 2 17.608 2 7.095 4 13.754 5 9.645 5
1998 Winter 30 Nagano Luge Germany GER Run 4 5 50.731 2.782 1 20.286 1 27.355 1 41.085 3 17.504 1 7.069 6 13.730 9 9.646 9

Women's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
2002 Winter 34 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Nicole Herschmann Final Standings
2002 Winter 34 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Nicole Herschmann Run 1
2002 Winter 34 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Nicole Herschmann Run 2
2006 Winter 38 Torino Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Nicole Herschmann Final Standings
2006 Winter 38 Torino Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Nicole Herschmann Run 1
2006 Winter 38 Torino Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Nicole Herschmann Run 2
2006 Winter 38 Torino Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Nicole Herschmann Run 3
2006 Winter 38 Torino Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Nicole Herschmann Run 4