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Thomas Schwab

Full name: Thomas Schwab
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: April 20, 1962 in Berchtesgaden, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: RC Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In his active career Thomas Schwab was a world class luger in the men’s doubles together with Wolfgang Staudinger. In 1988 they added the German and European titles to their Olympic bronze medal, after having won the 1986-87 World Cup, and placing second at the 1987 World Championships in Igls. After his active career Schwab studied sports in Köln (Cologne) graduating in 1991. He then took over as National Coach from Sepp Lenz in 1995 and started a very successful career in coaching, his athletes winning six of nine possible Olympic titles and 14 of 24 possible Olympic medals. All together his athletes have won over 50 gold and 100 medals at the Olympic Winter Games, World Championships, and European Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles West Germany-2 FRG 8
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles West Germany-1 FRG 3 Bronze

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Luge West Germany-2 FRG Wolfgang Staudinger Final Standings 8
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Luge West Germany-2 FRG Wolfgang Staudinger Run 1 8
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Luge West Germany-2 FRG Wolfgang Staudinger Run 2 9
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Luge West Germany-1 FRG Wolfgang Staudinger Final Standings 3
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Luge West Germany-1 FRG Wolfgang Staudinger Run 1 4
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Luge West Germany-1 FRG Wolfgang Staudinger Run 2 5