André Florschütz

André Florschütz (born 6 August 1976 in Sonneberg) is a German luger who competed from 1993 to 2010. Together with Torsten Wustlich, he won the silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

André Florschütz
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Florschütz/Wustlich at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Personal information
NationalityGerman
Born (1976-08-06) 6 August 1976 (age 44)
Sonneberg, Bezirk Suhl,
 East Germany
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Sport
Country Germany
SportLuge
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Medal record
Men's luge
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2006 Turin Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Calgary Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Park City Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Park City Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Oberhof Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2008 Oberhof Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Lake Placid Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1999 Königssee Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Nagano Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2009 Lake Placid Men's doubles
World Cup Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009–10 Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2000–01 Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2003–04 Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2004–05 Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2005–06 Men's doubles

Florschütz also won nine medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with six golds (Men's doubles: 2001, 2005, 2008; Mixed team: 2005, 2008, 2009) and three silvers (Men's doubles: 2004, 2009; Mixed team: 1999).

His best overall finish at the FIL European Luge Championships was fifth in the men's doubles event twice (2004, 2008).

Florschütz's best overall finish in the men's doubles Luge World Cup was second three times (2000-1, 2003-4, 2004-5). His younger brother Thomas competes for Germany in bobsleigh.

ReferencesEdit

  • After Leitner/Resch and Grimette/Martin. at the Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course (30 March 2010 article accessed 30 March 2010.)
  • "FIL-Luge profile". Archived from the original on February 10, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2007.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  • "Fuzilogik Sports – Winter Olympic results – Men's luge". Archived from the original on 2010-02-21. Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  • "Hickoksports.com results on Olympic champions in luge and skeleton". Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  • "Hickok sports information on World champions in luge and skeleton". Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2007-07-05.
  • "List of men's doubles luge World Cup champions since 1978". Archived from the original on 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2008-04-03.

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