Berchtesgaden (RWH) Bobsleigh pilot Manuel Machata from Germany, 2011 World Champion, European Champion and winner of Overall World Cup, ends his career. That was reported by the German federation BSD (Bob- und Schlittenverband für Deutschland).
At the beginning of his first and most successful World Cup season in winter 2010/2011, Manuel Machata with push athlete Andreas Bredau surprisingly won his first ever World Cup race in two-man-bob at the Olympic track in Whistler, Canada. One week later at the second Canadian stop in Calgary, he won his first four-man World Cup with Michail Makarow, Andreas Bredau und Christian Poser. With three more victories in Igls (AUT), Winterberg (GER) and St. Moritz (SUI) he was also crowned as Overall World Cup champion. As the race in Winterberg was also counted as European Championships, Machata added the gold medal to his collection.
Tied with his teammates Thomas Florschütz/Kevin Kuske, Machata with push athlete Andreas Bredau won the silver medal in two-man-bob at the World Championships in Königssee and crowned his career with the World title in four-man-bob (with Richard Adjei, Andreas Bredau and Christan Poser).
„Now I want to work full-time at my studies in automotive management and to graduate in the next 18 month“, Manuel Machata said in the BSD release. „But of course I still love bobsleigh sports and I also can imagine to work as coach.“ ©RWH2015