East German bobsledder who competed from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, winning three gold medals and one silver.
He ran track and field in the early 1970s, before shifting his focus entirely to bobsledding.
He won 3 World Championship gold medals, in addition to his Olympic medals.
He married Francis Germeshausen in 1981.
He won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics, while figure skater Dorothy Hamill also took home gold.