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Marco Jakobs

Full name: Marco Jakobs
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6.5 (200 cm)
Weight: 249 lbs (113 kg)
Born: May 30, 1974 in Unna, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: BSC Winterberg, Winterberg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Like many other bobsledding athletes Marco Jacobs was a former track & field athlete, competing as a discus thrower. He never won a German title in the discus but was German champion in 1998 and 2002 in the two-man bob and in 2002 in the four-man bob. Jakobs won 1998 Olympic gold in the four-man bob with pilot Christoph Langen, placing 11th that year with pilot Dirk Wiese in the two-man bob. He also won the 2001 World Championships and the 2003 European Championships in the two-man bob with Langen.

Jakobs studied sports science and then worked as a sports therapist and personal trainer in a medical practice. He was later a pharmaceutical distributor, and then a regional manager for rehabilitation and weight training tools.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Two Germany-2 GER 11
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Four Germany-2 GER 1 Gold

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Dirk Wiese Final Standings
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Dirk Wiese Run 1
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Dirk Wiese Run 2
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Dirk Wiese Run 3
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Dirk Wiese Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Final Standings
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 1
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 2
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 3
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