Reinhard Bredow (also known as Reinhard Bredlow, born 6 April 1947 in Ilsenburg) is an East German former luger who competed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He and Horst Hörnlein won the gold medal in the men's doubles event (shared with the Italian pairing of Walter Plaikner and Paul Hildgartner) at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo.[1]

Reinhard Bredow
Bredow (bottom, covered by Hörnlein on top) in 1971
Personal information
Born (1947-04-06) 6 April 1947 (age 77)
Ilsenburg, Soviet occupation zone of Germany
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 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 1972 Königssee Men's doubles
Updated on 30 October 2018

Bredow also won four medals in the men's doubles event at the FIL World Luge Championships with one gold (1973), one silver (1969), and two bronzes (1970, 1971). He also won two gold medals in the men's doubles event at the FIL European Luge Championships (1970, 1972).[2]

References edit

  1. ^ "From the Olympic Luge History". International Luge Federation. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ "List of European luge champions". Eiskanal (in German). Archived from the original on 25 March 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2015.