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René Sommerfeldt

Full name: René Sommerfeldt
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: October 2, 1974 in Zittau, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Oberwiesenthaler SV, Oberwiesenthal (GER) / WSC Erzgebirge Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

René Sommerfeldt was the first German cross-country skier to win the Overall World Cup, claiming it in the 2003-04 season. He also was runner-up at the 2008 Tour de Ski. At the Olympic Winter Games Sommerfeldt won one silver with the relay in 2006 at Torino and a bronze in 2002 at Salt Lake City as well as a silver at the 2001 and 2003 World Championships. His best individual performance was runner-up in the 50 km at the 2001 World Championships in Lahti which was the first German cross-country medal at a World Championship since 1974. After the 50 km run at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, where his best finish was sixth in the relay, he declared his retirement after four consecutive Winter Olympics appearances.

Results

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Germany Qualifying Round 20 2:54.87

Men's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 38 29:52.5 4:58.1 =12 18:14.6 22

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
2006 Winter 31 Torino Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 11 39:17.2 12:48.2 7 26:56.9 8
2010 Winter 35 Vancouver Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 36 35:31.3 11:29.3 32 17:32.1 30 29:20.1 35

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 16 1-13:55.8 17:46.7 16 36:02.9 14 55:00.9 16

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 26 2-16:19.9 22:40.9 =23 1-05:25.0 19 1-25:46.0 19 2-05:23.0 24
2006 Winter 31 Torino Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 36 2-08:03.0 24:03.7 4 1-05:28.6 6 1-40:55.0 8
2010 Winter 35 Vancouver Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 21 2-06:52.5 31:40.5 4 1-03:34.8 8 1-38:13.3 14

Men's 10/10 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Germany 10 kilometres, Classical 11 Q 26:46.0
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Germany 10 kilometres, Freestyle 10 24:15.7 +0:38 23:36.7 17

Men's 10/15 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 29 43:49.5 +2:28 41:21.5 33

Men's 30 km Skiathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank CT CR PST PSR T FT FLR
2006 Winter 31 Torino Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings AC DNF 40:05.1 34 28.9 12
2010 Winter 35 Vancouver Cross Country Skiing Germany Final Standings 21 39:49.9 21 25.6 32 1-17:11.9 36:56.4 22

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1998 Winter 23 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Germany GER Final Standings 8 26:01.0 1-18:47.2 9
2002 Winter 27 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Germany GER Final Standings 3 22:20.8 1-33:34.5 3
2006 Winter 31 Torino Cross Country Skiing Germany GER Final Standings 2 25:18.9 1-18:03.0 4
2010 Winter 35 Vancouver Cross Country Skiing Germany GER Final Standings 6 24:43.7 1-21:04.6 4
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