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Meinhard Nehmer

Full name: Meinhard Nehmer
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: January 13, 1941 in Bobolin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Meinhard Nehmer only took up bobsledding after retiring from athletics, in which he was a nationally ranked javelin thrower. Although well past the age of 30, he formed a formidable partnership with Bernhard Germeshausen and they won the 1976 Olympic two-man and 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. Nehmer and Germeshausen share the record for the most gold medals won by bobsledders. Nehmer also won an Olympic bronze medal in the two-man in 1980 with Bogdan Musiol, and he was coach of the U.S. bobsled team for the 1992 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Two East Germany-2 GDR 1 Gold
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-1 GDR 1 Gold
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Two East Germany-1 GDR 3 Bronze
1980 Winter 39 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 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Final Standings
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Run 1
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Run 2
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Run 3
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Run 4
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Final Standings
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Run 1
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Run 2
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Run 3
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Final Standings
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 1
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 2
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 3
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 4
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Final Standings
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 1
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 2
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 3
1980 Winter 39 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 4