Do you know who Andre Lange is? He is the German Bobsledder who recently won a gold medal. Keep reading to know more about this news, biography and more plus don’t miss Andre Lange’s photos and video below.
Andre Lange is the driver in the German Bobsledding Olympic team that just won the gold at the two men bobsledding event in Vancouver. This medal is his fourth Olympic medal, this new blond won the medal after completing his four trips at Whistler Sliding Center in just three minutes, 26.65 seconds. Their fellow German bobsledders Thomas Florschuetz won the silver and Russian Alexsandr Zubkov the silver; Lange’s brakeman in the GER-1 is Kevin Kuske. This medal is the third gold for Germany and ninth overall.
Andre was born in Llmenau, Germany, on June 28, 1973 that makes his age 36. When he was eight Andre started in luge, but realized it was just not his thing so he switched to bobsledding. He started his bobsledding career in 1993. In 1998 he won the four man event at the Junior Championships, the next year he won the four men event at the World Cup.
He competes with the German two and four men Olympic Team along with his team mates Kevin Kuske, Rene Hoppe, Alexander Roediger and Martin Shine. Among his achievements are: Gold medal at the four men event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, two gold medals at the two men and four men event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy and one gold at the two men event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. At the World Championships Andre has accomplished two bronze (2004, 2007), four silvers (2000-2009) and eight gold medals (2000-2008).
Andre and his team train at Oberhof in Northern Germany and live in Suhl with his lovely wife, son and daughter.
It seems that this amazing German Bobsledder is on a roll for more Olympic medals and we have absolutely no doubt that he will. Take a look at Andre Lange’s photos and video below.
Andre Lange Video
Andre Lange four men event Video
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