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Markus Zimmermann

Full name: Markus Zimmermann
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 231 lbs (105 kg)
Born: September 4, 1964 in Berchtesgaden, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SpVgg Unterhaching, Unterhaching (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Brakeman Markus Zimmermann started his bobsled career with Rudi Lochner] winning a totally surprising bronze medal at the 1989 European Championships, although they had not yet been on the German A-Team. They also earned a 1990 German Championship (runner-up one year earlier), a 1992 World Championship, and a silver medal at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. Two years later they placed fourth at Lillehammer. After Lochner’s retirement he changed to pilot [Christoph Langen’s sled, catching two gold medals in the 1998 Olympic four-man and at the 2002 Winter Olympics in the two-man event, also adding a bronze in the 1998 two-man. At the World Championships they won gold medals in the two-man in 1996 and 2000, two silver medals in 1999 and 2004, two gold medals in the four-man in 1996 and 2001, and two silvers in 1997 and 2000. Their collection was completed by a European Championship in the two-man in 2001, a bronze one year earlier, and two titles in the 1996 and 1999 four-man, adding two bronzes in 1998 and 2004. In 1996, 1998 and 2004 they won the two-man World Cup and in 1999 added the four-man World Cup. Domestically they won five titles. After the season 2003-04 Zimmermann retired, and he then worked as a construction engineer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Bobsleigh Men's Two Germany-1 GER 2 Silver
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Two Germany-1 GER 4
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Two Germany-1 GER 3 Bronze
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Four Germany-2 GER 1 Gold
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Men's Two Germany-1 GER 1 Gold
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Men's Four Germany-1 GER AC

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Final Standings
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Run 1
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Run 2
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Run 3
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Run 4
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Final Standings
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Run 1
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Run 2
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Run 3
1994 Winter 29 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Rudi Lochner Run 4
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Final Standings
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Run 1
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Run 2
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Run 3
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Run 4
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Final Standings
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Run 1
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Run 2
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Run 3
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Christoph Langen Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Final Standings
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 1
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 2
1998 Winter 33 Nagano Bobsleigh Germany-2 GER Run 3
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Final Standings
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 1
2002 Winter 37 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 2
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