German bobsledder and three-time Olympic gold medalist, winning two golds in 1976 at Innsbruck and one gold in 1980 at Lake Placid.
He competed in the javelin throw before his success in bobsledding.
He won a total of eight medals in International Competition, four of which were gold.
He is the son of Elsie and Gerhard Nehmer.
He won gold at the 1976 Olympics where figure skater Dorothy Hamill also took home the gold.