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Bernhard Germeshausen

Full name: Bernhard Germeshausen
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
Born: August 21, 1951 in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Bernhard Germeshausen won the two-man bob in 1976 with his compatriot [Meinhard Nehmer], and they were both members of the winning four-man crew in 1976 and 1980. 1976 their bob was formed from a backbone of converted track and field athletes the GDR had threatened to break through to the podium positions over the previous seasons and in Innsbruck this was achieved in spectacular fashion. Therefore they were able to defeat the favored bobs from West Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The three Olympic gold medals they each won stand as the current Olympic record for bobsledding. Germeshausen also won silver in the two-man event at the 1980 Olympics (partnering Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt), and he was the winner at the World Championships in the two-man in 1981 (with Gerhardt) and in the four-man in 1977 and 1981.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Two East Germany-2 GDR 1 Gold
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-1 GDR 1 Gold
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Two East Germany-2 GDR 2 Silver
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-1 GDR 1 Gold

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Meinhard Nehmer Final Standings
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Meinhard Nehmer Run 1
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Meinhard Nehmer Run 2
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Meinhard Nehmer Run 3
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Meinhard Nehmer Run 4
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt Final Standings
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt Run 1
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt Run 2
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt Run 3
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Final Standings
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 1
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 2
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 3
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 4
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Final Standings
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 1
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 2
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 3
1980 Winter 28 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 4