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Hans Rinn

Full name: Hans Rinn
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: March 19, 1953 in Langewiesen, Ilmenau, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Hans Rinn won the doubles gold medal at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics together with Norbert Hahn and also won a bronze medal in the singles. Four years later he and Hahn repeated their gold medal performance. Rinn also became European Champion in the singles in 1973-74, and 1979 and in 1973, 1975, 1978 and 1980 in doubles. He also won World Championships in 1973 and 1977 in the singles and 1975 and 1977 in the doubles. In total Rinn won five more silver (1974, 2x1977, 1978, 1979) and one bronze (1975) at the European Championships, and three silvers (1973, 1974, 1979) and one bronze (1978) at the World Championships. In 1976 he became an honorary citizen of his home town of Langenwiesen and in 1980 of Ilmenau. After German re-unification he made his living building universal sports tools such as water slides for swimming pools. He is still active as a luging judge for the International Luge Federation (FIL). Rinn was inducted into the FIL Hall of Fame in 2005.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge Men's Singles East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles East Germany-1 GDR 1 Gold
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge Men's Singles East Germany GDR AC DNF
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles East Germany-1 GDR 1 Gold

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 3 3:28.574
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 6 52.916 19.787 1 32.061 1 12.274 1 20.855 9
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 2 51.968 19.590 1 31.738 1 12.148 1 20.230 4
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 2 51.690 19.598 1 31.736 3 12.138 2 19.954 3
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 3 52.000 19.632 1 31.828 2 12.196 3 20.172 3
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings AC DNF
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 6 43.802 11.946 1 20.760 3 8.814 9 10.020 8 30.780 4 36.172 6 5.392 6 7.630 10
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 26 1:24.301 11.996 20.781 2 8.785 10.030 5 30.811 3 36.351 4 5.540 =8 47.950 25

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge East Germany-1 GDR Norbert Hahn Final Standings 1
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge East Germany-1 GDR Norbert Hahn Run 1 1
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Luge East Germany-1 GDR Norbert Hahn Run 2 1
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge East Germany-1 GDR Norbert Hahn Final Standings 1
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge East Germany-1 GDR Norbert Hahn Run 1 1
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Luge East Germany-1 GDR Norbert Hahn Run 2 2