Swiss Sliding says Goodbye to Beat Hefti, Sabina Hafner, Alex Baumann and Head of Sports Thomas Lamparter
With four Olympic and six World and European Championships medals, respectively, Beat Hefti is one of the most successful Swiss Bobsleigh athletes. As push athlete and pilot, the 40-years-old also won five Overall World Cup titles.
Bobsleigh pilot Bob-Pilotin Sabina Hafner was 2007, 2009 and 2010 Junior World Champion and won European Championships silver in 2010. She retired in 2012, earned a degree in Electrical Engeneering and made her comeback to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In PyeongChang, she finished ninth with Rahel Rebsamen.
Alex Baumann was push athlete for Beat Hefti and Rico Peter. With Hefti in the 2-man bobsleigh, he won Olympic silver 2014 in Sochi, World Championships bronze 2016 in Innsbruck and European Championships gold 2014 and 2016. With pilot Pilot Rico Peter in 4-man bobsleigh, Alex Baumann was second overall in BMW IBSF World Cup 2016/2017.
Also Thomas Lamparter was push athlete. In the 4-man bobsleigh of Martin Annen, he won 2006 Olympic bronze and European Championships gold. With Ivo Rüegg, Lamparter was 2007 World Champion. After entering the team of Beat Hefti, he won the 2009 Overall World Cup in 2-man bobsleigh, 2010 the duo became European Champion. Since 2015, Thomas Lamparter was Head of Sports at Swiss Sliding. ©RWH2018
Photo: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis
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