Jan Behrendt

Intro East German luger
Is Athlete Luger
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 29 November 1967, Ilmenau, Germany
Star sign Sagittarius
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Jan Behrendt (born 29 November 1967 in Ilmenau, Bezirk Suhl) is an East German-German luger who competed from the mid-1980s to 1998. Together with Stefan Krauße he won two Olympic gold medals (1992, 1998), one silver medal (1988) and one bronze (1994) in men's doubles. In addition, they won eleven medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with seven golds (Men's doubles: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995; Mixed team: 1991, 1993, 1995) and four silvers (Men's doubles: 1997, Mixed team: 1989, 1996, 1997). At the FIL European Luge Championships, they won a total of six medals with four golds (Men's doubles: 1996, 1998; Mixed team: 1996, 1998) and two bronzes (Men's doubles: 1990, 1992). They won the overall Luge World Cup men's doubles title three times (1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96). Behrendt and Krausse retired after the 1998 Olympics. The same year they were proclaimed honorary citizens of Ilmenau.

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