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André Lange
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Lange at the 2002 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1973-06-28) 28 June 1973 (age 50)
Ilmenau, Bezirk Suhl,
 East Germany
Residence Suhl, Thuringia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb; 15 st 10 lb)
Country  Germany
Sport Bobsleigh (pilot)
Event(s) 4-man, 2-man
Club BSR Rennsteig Oberhof (1993–2010)
Coached by Wolfgang Hoppe
Retired 2010
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1 1 1 1 2
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men´s Bobsleigh
Olympic Games
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Four-man
Gold 2006 Turin Two-man
Gold 2006 Turin Four-man
Gold 2010 Vancouver Two-man
Silver 2010 Vancouver Four-man
World Championships
Gold 2000 Altenberg Four-man
Gold 2003 Lake Placid Two-man
Gold 2003 Lake Placid Four-man
Gold 2004 Königssee Four-man
Gold 2005 Calgary Four-man
Gold 2007 St. Moritz Two-man
Gold 2008 Altenberg Two-man
Gold 2008 Altenberg Four-man
Silver 2000 Altenberg Two-man
Silver 2001 St. Moritz Four-man
Silver 2005 Calgary Two-man
Silver 2009 Lake Placid Four-man
Bronze 2004 Königssee Two-man
Bronze 2007 St. Moritz Four-man
World Cup Championships
Gold 2000–01 Combined
Gold 2000–01 Four-man
Gold 2002–03 Combined
Gold 2002–03 Four-man
Gold 2003–04 Combined
Gold 2003–04 Four-man
Gold 2007–08 Combined
Gold 2007–08 Two-man
Gold 2007–08 Four-man
Silver 2001–02 Four-man
Silver 2008–09 Two-man
Bronze 1998–99 Four-man
Bronze 2000–01 Two-man
Bronze 2001–02 Combined
Bronze 2002–03 Two-man
Bronze 2003–04 Two-man
Bronze 2006–07 Combined
Bronze 2006–07 Two-man
Bronze 2008–09 Combined
Bronze 2008–09 Four-man
Bronze 2009–10 Four-man
European Championships
Gold 2000 Cortina d'Ampezzo Two-man
Gold 2002 Cortina d'Ampezzo Four-man
Gold 2004 St. Moritz Four-man
Gold 2005 Altenberg Two-man
Gold 2006 St. Moritz Two-man
Gold 2007 Cortina Four-man
Gold 2009 St. Moritz Two-man
Gold 2010 Igls Four-man
Silver 2002 Cortina d'Ampezzo Two-man
Silver 2003 Winterberg Four-man
Silver 2003 Winterberg Two-man
Silver 2005 Altenberg Four-man
Silver 2006 St. Moritz Four-man
Silver 2008 Cesana Two-man
Silver 2010 Igls Two-man
Bronze 2001 Königssee Four-man
Bronze 2004 St. Moritz Two-man
Bronze 2007 Cortina Two-man
Bronze 2008 Cesana Four-man
German Championships
Gold 2000 Cortina d'Ampezzo Four-man
Gold 2009 Winterberg Four-man
World Junior Championships
Gold 1998 Cortina d'Ampezzo Two-man
Gold 1998 Cortina d'Ampezzo Four-man
Gold 1999 Altenberg Four-man
Men´s Wok
World Wok Racing Championships
Gold 2009 Winterberg Four-man
Gold 2010 Oberhof Four-man
Bronze 2007 Innsbruck Four-man

André Lange (German pronunciation: [ˈlaŋə]; born 28 June 1973) is a retired German bobsledder and the most successful bob pilot of all time. Competing at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, he has won four gold and one silver medals. Lange originally started his sledding career as a luger, taking up bobsleigh in 1993.

At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Lange won the four-man event with teammates Carsten Embach, Enrico Kühn and Kevin Kuske. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Lange also won gold in the four-man event with teammates Kevin Kuske, René Hoppe and Martin Putze, in addition to winning the two-man event with Kuske. He competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning gold in the two-man and silver in the four-man events.

Lange also won fourteen medals at the FIBT World Championships with eight golds (Two-man: 2003, 2007, 2008; Four-man: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008), four silvers (Two-man: 2000, 2005; Four-man: 2001, 2009), and two bronzes (Two-man: 2004, Four-man: 2007).

At the Bobsleigh World Cup level, he has won three combined men's championships (2000-1, 2002–3, 2003–4), one two-man championship (2007–08), and four four-man championships (2000-1, 2002–3, 2003–4, 2007–8).

In April 2014 it was announced that Lange would become the head of the Thuringian Winter Sports Centre in Oberhof, which includes the DKB Ski Arena, the Oberhof sledding track, the Kanzlersgrund ski jumps and the town's indoor ski area, following the retirement of the previous head Wolfgang Filbrich that July. In May 2017 he announced that he was leaving this role. In August 2017 the Korea Luge Federation announced that Lange would join the South Korean luge team as a coach in October on a five-month contract to assist head coach Steffen Sartor to help prepare them for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongchang, South Korea.

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