Christoph Langen

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Christoph Langen
Christoph Langen bei der Olympia-Einkleidung Erding 2014 (Martin Rulsch) 02.jpg

Christoph Langen (born 27 March 1962, in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German bobsledder who competed for the West German and German national team from 1985 to 2005 (as a pilot from 1991). Competing in four Winter Olympics, he won four medals with two golds (Two-man: 2002, Four-man: 1998) and two bronzes (Two-man: 1992, 1998).

Langen was slowed by injuries to his Achilles tendon, which required two surgeries. He attempted to compete for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, but his injuries proved too much. He was a bobsleigh television commentator in Germany until promoted to head coach of the German national team in June 2010.

Langen also won twelve medals at the FIBT World Championships with eight golds (Two-man: 1993, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001; Four-man: 1991 (as a brakeman), 1996, 2001) and four silvers (Two-man: 1999, 2004; Four-man: 2000, 2004).

He also won the Bobsleigh World Cup combined event twice (1995–96, 1998–99), the two-man event three times (1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04), and the four-man event once (1998–99).

Additional championships[edit]

  • European champion 2-man crew: 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2004
  • European champion 4-man crew: 1996, 1999