Horst Hörnlein

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Horst Hörnlein (also known as Horst Hömlein, born 31 May 1945 in Möhrenbach) is a former East German luger and bobsleigh coach who competed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He and Reinhard Bredow won the gold medal in the men's doubles event (shared with the Italians Paul Hildgartner and Walter Plaikner) at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo.[1]

Horst Hörnlein
Hörnlein (top) in 1971
Medal record
Men's Luge
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Sapporo Men's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1973 Oberhof Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1969 Königssee Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1965 Davos Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Königssee Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1971 Olang Men's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1970 Hammarstrand Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1971 Imst Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1972 Königssee Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Hammarstrand Men's singles

Hörnlein also won five medals in the men's doubles event at the FIL World Luge Championships with one gold (1973), one silver (1969), and three bronzes (1965, 1970, 1971). He won four medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with three golds (Men's singles: 1971, Men's doubles: 1970, 1972) and one bronze (Men's singles: 1970).[2]

After his retirement from competition, he became a bobsleigh coach, training the East German team from 1973 to 1990, and later coaching the British and Irish teams. He also served as head of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation's bobsleigh development programme, working with bobsledders from developing countries.[3][4]

References edit

  1. ^ "Sharing the Golden Spoils". olympic.org. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ "List of European luge champions". Eiskanal (in German). Archived from the original on 25 March 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Hornlein's Olympic experience key to Irish Bobsleigh Team". Olympic Federation of Ireland. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Igls Bob School Program Set Nov. 8-15". International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 9 February 2019.