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Photo: Swiss Sliding
St. Moritz (RWH) – Matthias Biedermann retires as head of the skeleton department and skeleton head coach in Switzerland on 1 July, as was reported by the federation Swiss Sliding.

The now 35-years-old Matthias Biedermann was skeleton pilot for Germany. 2003, 2005 and 2006 he won silver at the Junior World Championships, respectively. 2004 he won the bronze medal at the European Championships. Bis best result in Skeleton World Cup was rank two in Cesana (ITA) in 2005.

In 2010, Matthias Biedermann started coaching the Latvian skeleton athletes. Until 2016, pilot Martins Dukurs won two times Olympic silver, four World Championships titles, seven times European Championships gold – 2016 tied with his brother Tomass Dukurs - as well as all seven titles in Overall World Cup.

Also with the Swiss skeleton athletes, Matthias Biedermann already celebrated gold during his first coachin job in Switzerland: 2009 his pilot Gregor Stähli won the World Championships. ©RWH2018

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