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Wolfgang Zimmerer

Full name: Wolfgang Zimmerer
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 15, 1940 in Ohlstadt, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SV Ohlstadt, Ohlstadt (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Uncle of Maria Höfl-Riesch; Uncle of Susanne Riesch.

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

Biography

Wolfgang Zimmerer was a German bobsled driver who competed from the late 1960s through the 70s, almost always driving with Peter Utzschneider as his brakeman. Participating in two Winter Olympics he won a total of four medals, with one gold in the two-man 1972, one bronze in the two-man 1972, and a bronzes in the four-man in 1972, all with Utzschneider, and with Manfred Schumann, he also won silver in the 1976 two-man. Zimmerer won nine medals at the World Championships, including titles in the two-man in 1973 and 1974, and the four-man in 1969 and 1974, all with Utzschneider. Zimmerer and Utzschneider also won 10 medals at the European Championships, including five titles – two-man in 1968, 1972, and 1973, and four-man in 1970 and 1973.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Two West Germany-2 FRG 7
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh Men's Four West Germany-2 FRG 9
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Two West Germany-2 FRG 1 Gold
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh Men's Four West Germany-1 FRG 3 Bronze
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Two West Germany-1 FRG 2 Silver
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh Men's Four West Germany-1 FRG 3 Bronze

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Final Standings
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Run 1
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Run 2
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Run 3
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Run 4
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Final Standings
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Run 1
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Run 2
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Run 3
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Peter Utzschneider Run 4
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Manfred Schumann Final Standings
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Manfred Schumann Run 1
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Manfred Schumann Run 2
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Manfred Schumann Run 3
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Manfred Schumann Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Final Standings
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Run 1
1968 Winter 27 Grenoble Bobsleigh West Germany-2 FRG Run 2
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Final Standings
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Run 1
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Run 2
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Run 3
1972 Winter 31 Sapporo Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Run 4
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Final Standings
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Run 1
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Run 2
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Run 3
1976 Winter 35 Innsbruck Bobsleigh West Germany-1 FRG Run 4