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Horst Schönau

Full name: Horst Schönau
Gender: Male
Height: 15-0 (180 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: April 2, 1949 in Waltershausen, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

East German bobsledder Horst Schönau won a bronze medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics in the four-man bob together with Detlef Richter, Roland Wetzig] (/athletes/show/98918) and brakeman [Andreas Kirchner. At the World Championships Schönau added one gold (four-man 1978), one silver (two-man 1981) and one bronze medal (two-man 1982), while at the European Championships he won another gold (two-man 1978), two silvers (two-man 1982, four-man 1981), and one bronze medal (four-man 1978 and 1979).

Schönau started his career as a luger, placing eighth at the 1973 World Championships but then changed to bobsledding. He was educated as a locksmith and became an army officer in the NVA (Nationale Volksarmee). After German reunification he worked in water management in his hometown Waltershausen.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Two East Germany-1 GDR 7
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-2 GDR 4
1980 Winter 30 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-2 GDR 3 Bronze

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Raimund Bethge Final Standings
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Raimund Bethge Run 1
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Raimund Bethge Run 2
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Raimund Bethge Run 3
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Raimund Bethge Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Final Standings
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 1
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 2
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 3
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 4
1980 Winter 30 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Final Standings
1980 Winter 30 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 1
1980 Winter 30 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 2
1980 Winter 30 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 3
1980 Winter 30 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 4
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