Pierre Lueders
  • Born: 09/26/1970
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 100kg
  • Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta

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Nineteen-year veteran of Canadian bobsleigh team … Five-time Olympian … Gold and silver Olympic medallist … Two-time world champion in two-man … Eight-time WC medallist … Six-time overall World Cup two-man champion … World Cup four-man champion … Four combined overall World Cup titles … Has 85 World Cup medals.

World Championship (WC) Results

2009 (Lake Placid, USA): 6th – two-man; 10th – four-man 2007 (St. Moritz, SUI): Silver – four-man; 7th – two-man 2005 (Calgary, CAN): Gold – two-man; Bronze – four-man 2004 (Konigssee, GER): Gold – two-man 2003 (Lake Placid, USA): Silver – two-man 1999 (Cortina d’Ampezzo, ITA): Bonze – four-man 1996 (Calgary, CAN): Silver – two-man 1995 (Winterberg, GER): Silver – two-man

Career Notes

2009-10: Highlight at the start of the World Cup season was gold in Konigssee, GER in two-man. 2008-09: Finished World Cup season with three two-man medals – back to back World Cup wins in St. Moritz, SUI and bronze in Whistler, B.C. in 2010 Olympic venue … Was ranked eighth in two-man and 10th in four-man for World Cup season … Finished sixth in two-man and 10th in four-man at 2009 WC. 2007-08: Stood on World Cup podium three times in two-man and four times in four-man. 2006-07: Finished second in overall World Cup two-man standings and was on World Cup podium seven times … Finished third in overall World Cup four-man standings with three podium finishes and four fourth-place finishes … Won silver in two-man at WC. 2005-06: Won Olympic silver medal in two-man with Lascelles Brown … Finished just off podium in fourth in four-man at Games. 2004-05: Won two-man WC. 2003-04: Won two-man WC. Pre-2004: Finished fifth in two-man and ninth in four-man at 2002 Olympic Winter Games … Won Olympic gold in Nagano in two-man with Dave MacEachern and came ninth in four-man … Captured three WC medals, including two silver and one bronze … Finished seventh in two-man and 12th in four-man at 1994 Olympics Winter Games.

Personal

Married to Sandra and has two daughters, Zoe and Maya … Former athlete in hockey, football and track and field … Had sights set on being a decathlete until his German cousin who is a sportswriter convinced him that his size and strength is better suited to bobsleigh … If not an athlete, would be some sort of business associate … Favourite pastimes include training and collecting coins … Idol is Swiss bobsleigher Gustav Weder … Pre-competition ritual is to not talk.

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1994 LillehammerOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighFour-Man - Men - 12
1994 LillehammerOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighTwo-Man - Men - 7
1998 NaganoOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighFour-Man - Men - 9
1998 NaganoOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighTwo-Man - Men - Gold
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighFour-Man - Men - 9
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighTwo-Man - Men - 5
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighFour-Man - Men - 4
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighTwo-Man - Men - Silver
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighFour-Man - Men - 5
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesBobsleighTwo-Man - Men - 5
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