Bernd Hahn

Bernd Hahn (born 16 November 1954 in Elbingerode) is an East German luger who competed from the early 1970s to the early 1980s. He won two gold medals in the men's doubles event at the FIL World Luge Championships (1974, 1981).

Bernd Hahn
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Hahn in 1972
Medal record
Luge
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1974 Königssee Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1981 Hammarstrand Men's doubles
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1973 Königssee Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1978 Hammarstrand Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1980 Olang Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Olang Men's doubles

Hahn also won four medals in the men's doubles event at the FIL European Luge Championships with three silvers (1973, 1978, 1980) and one bronze (1975)

Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fourth in the men's doubles event at Lake Placid, New York in 1980.

After retiring from luge, Hahn worked as a luge coach for Canada, France, and (since 2006) Russia

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002 information on Hahn as a coach.
  • 2006 information on Hahn leaving the French luge team for Russia. (in French)
  • Hickok sports information on World champions in luge and skeleton.
  • List of European luge champions (in German)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bernd Hahn". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  • Wallenchinsky, David. (1984). "Luge: Men's Two-seater". In The Complete Book the Olympics: 1896-1980. New York: Penguin Books. p. 576.