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Pierre Lueders

Full name: Pierre Fritz Lueders
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: September 26, 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Paragon Bobsleigh Club, (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

The most decorated bobsledder in Canadian history, Pierre Leuders competed for Canada as early as 1990 and appeared at five Winter Olympics from 1994 through 2010. His list of international medals is long: two gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the World Bobsled Championships (five in two-man competitions and three in four-man) from 1995 through 2007, in addition to the gold he won in the two-man event at the 1998 Winter Olympics (shared with Italy) and the silver in at the 2006 Games. He has also won the combined men's event four times, the two-man six times (the only man in World Cup history to achieve this) and the four-man once at the World Cup. Bobsled, however, was not Leuders' first athletic choice and trained to be a decathlete until 1989. He turned down an offer to carry the Canadian Flag at the opening ceremony for the 2006 Winter Olympics, preferring to focus on training and preparation for the competitions. One of the turns at the Whistler Sliding Center, a venue for bobsled, luge and skeleton at the 2010 Olympics, is named "Lueders Loop" in his honor. After finishing fifth in both the two-man and four-man events at the 2010 Games, he retired from the sport and was named coach of the Canadian national bobsleigh team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Two Canada-1 CAN 7T
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Four Canada-1 CAN 12
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Two Canada-1 CAN 1T Gold
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Four Canada-1 CAN 9T
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Men's Two Canada-1 CAN 5
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Men's Four Canada CAN 9
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Men's Two Canada-1 CAN 2 Silver
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Men's Four Canada-1 CAN 4
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Men's Two Canada-2 CAN 5
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Men's Four Canada-2 CAN 5

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Final Standings
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Run 1
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Run 2
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Run 3
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Run 4
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Final Standings
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Run 1
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Run 2
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Run 3
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Dave MacEachern Run 4
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Giulio Zardo Final Standings
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Giulio Zardo Run 1
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Giulio Zardo Run 2
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Giulio Zardo Run 3
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Giulio Zardo Run 4
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Lascelles Brown Final Standings
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Lascelles Brown Run 1
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Lascelles Brown Run 2
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Lascelles Brown Run 3
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Lascelles Brown Run 4
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Jesse Lumsden Final Standings
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Jesse Lumsden Run 1
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Jesse Lumsden Run 2
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Jesse Lumsden Run 3
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Jesse Lumsden Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Final Standings
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 1
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 2
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 3
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 4
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Final Standings
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 1
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 2
1998 Winter 27 Nagano Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 3
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada CAN Final Standings
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada CAN Run 1
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada CAN Run 2
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada CAN Run 3
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Canada CAN Run 4
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Final Standings
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 1
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 2
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 3
2006 Winter 35 Torino Bobsleigh Canada-1 CAN Run 4
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Final Standings
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Run 1
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Run 2
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Run 3
2010 Winter 39 Vancouver Bobsleigh Canada-2 CAN Run 4