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Bernhard Germeshausen
Medal record
Men's bobsleigh
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1976 Innsbruck Two-man
Gold 1976 Innsbruck Four-man
Gold 1980 Lake Placid Four-man
Silver 1980 Lake Placid Two-man
World Championships
Gold 1977 St. Moritz Four-man
Gold 1981 Cortina d'Ampezzo Two-man
Gold 1981 Cortina d'Ampezzo Four-man
Silver 1979 Königssee Four-man
Bronze 1978 Lake Placid Four-man

Bernhard Germeshausen (21 August 1951 – 15 April 2022) was an East German bobsledder who competed from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won four medals with three golds (Two-man: 1976, Four-man: 1976, 1980) and one silver (Two-man: 1980).

He also won five medals at the FIBT World Championships with three golds (Two-man: 1981, Four-man: 1977, 1981), one silver (Four-man: 1979), and one bronze (Four-man: 1978).

Prior to his role in bobsleigh, Germeshausen competed in track and field athletics as a decathlete, winning the East German championship in 1974.

He later became a sports instructor.

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