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Munich (RWH) Two times bobsleigh World Champion Susi Erdmann celebrates her 50th birthday on January 29, 2018. Besides Italian Gerda Weissensteiner, the German is the only athlete who won Olympic medals in luge and in bobsleigh.

Susi Erdmann started her career in luge. At her very first World Championships competition in 1989 she captured the gold medal and won two more titles in 1991 and 1997. At the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Winter Games she won bronze and silver, respectively.

In the year 2000, Susi Erdmann switched to bobsleigh and finished the 2001 winter ranked third in Overall World Cup and with World Championships bronze. At the Olympic debut of women’s bobsleigh 2002 in Salt Lake City (USA), Susi Erdmann/Nicole Herschmann won bronze behind Olympic Champions Jill Bakken/Vonetta Flowers (USA) and silver medallists Sandra Prokoff/Ulrike Holzner (GER).

After World Championships gold 2003 and 2004, Susi Erdman finished her career following the 2007 season. Until today, the successful bobsleigh pilot sticks with the icetrack sport: Additionally to her job as sports coach at the German Armed Forces, Susi Erdmann pilots taxi bobs at Olympic Icetrack in Innsbruck (AUT). ©RWH2018

Photos: BSD