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Horst Hörnlein

Full name: Horst Hörnlein
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: May 31, 1945 in Möhrenbach, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Horst Hörnlein started his career in 1964, as a junior with Reinhard Bredow. Hörnlein then rose to the seniors and slid with Rolf Fuchs at the 1965 World Championships at Davos, placing third. In 1966, he re-united with Bredow but they were disqualified at the Worlds by the Polish sports administrator Lucjan Swiderski because they had illegally heated their runners. Nevertheless Hörnlein and Bredow went on to win the 1972 Winter Olympics at Sapporo, place second at the 1969 World Championships, win the 1970 and 1972 European Championships and the 1973 World Championships. In the singles Hörnlein was also 1971 European Champion, after placing third in 1970. After his career he became a coach to bobsledders, first for East Germany (1973-90), and later for the British. His pupils Mark Tout and Sean Olsson have won several titles. He has also worked as a coordinator and trainer for underdeveloped bobsledding countries within the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Luge Men's Singles East Germany GDR 7
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles East Germany-2 GDR 5
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles East Germany-1 GDR 1T Gold

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 7 2:54.10
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 3 57.49
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 4 58.04
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 13 58.57

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Luge East Germany-2 GDR Reinhard Bredow Final Standings 5
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Luge East Germany-2 GDR Reinhard Bredow Run 1 5
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Luge East Germany-2 GDR Reinhard Bredow Run 2 6
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge East Germany-1 GDR Reinhard Bredow Final Standings 1T
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge East Germany-1 GDR Reinhard Bredow Run 1 2
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Luge East Germany-1 GDR Reinhard Bredow Run 2 1
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