Lorenz Nieberl

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Lorenz Nieberl (born June 7, 1919 in Munich ; † April 12, 1968 ) was a German Olympic champion in bobsleigh .

At the 1951 Bobsleigh World Championships in L'Alpe d'Huez , Nieberl won gold in the two-man and four-man bobsleighs as a pusher and brakeman together with bobsleigh pilot Anderl Ostler , the four-man bobsleigh was completed with Xaver Leitl and Michael Pössinger . The following year, German athletes took part in the Olympic Games for the first time since the Second World War. At the Winter Games in Oslo, Ostler and Nieberl won the two-man bobsleigh and, together with Friedrich Kuhn and Franz Kemser, the four-man bobsleigh.

In 1953 Nieberl switched to pilot Theodor Kitt and won bronze in the two-man bobsleigh at the home world championship in Garmisch-Partenkirchen . A year later the Bobsleigh World Championship took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo . Theodor Kitt drove the four-man bobsleigh with Josef Grün and Klaus Koppenberger to the bronze medal.

Nieberl started for the SC Riessersee . The Olympic gold medal in the two-man bobsleigh in 1952 was the first German gold medal in 16 years. Nieberl was married to the ski racer Evi Lanig , his brother-in-law Hans-Peter Lanig was also a ski racer. He was the bearer of the silver bay leaf .


  • Bodo Harenberg (editorial): The stars of the sport from A-Z . Darmstadt 1970

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