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Wolfgang Scheidel

Full name: Wolfgang Scheidel
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: March 9, 1943 in Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Wolfgang Scheidel had his first success in the doubles winning the 1965 World Championships together with Michael Köhler. One year later he moved to ASK Oberhof and started in the singles, winning the gold medal at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics. Schiedel placed third in singles at the 1969 and 1970 World Championships, and was runner-up at the 1970 and 1971 European Championships. After his retirement he worked as a youth coach at ASK Oberhof until 1977 and became a sports instructor in a recreation home of the Nationale Volksarmee (NVA) of East Germany. After German re-unification he has owned an oxygen station in his home town of Ilmenau.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Luge Men's Singles East Germany GDR AC DQ
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Luge Men's Singles East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings AC DQ
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 AC DQ
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 1 3:27.58
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 1 52.17 16.11 2 30.29 1 14.18 1 21.88 1
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 1 52.06 16.01 2 30.18 1 14.17 1 21.88 1
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 2 51.58 16.07 =7 30.08 3 14.01 1 21.50 2
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 3 51.77 16.07 7 30.23 =5 14.16 7 21.54 2
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