Thomas Rudolph

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Thomas Rudolph
Medal record
Men's Luge
Representing Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1992 Albertville Men's doubles
World Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1991 Winterberg Men's doubles
World Cup Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg1991-92 Men's doubles
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg1995-96 Men's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1992 Winterberg Mixed team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1994 Königssee Mixed team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1994 Königssee Men's doubles

Thomas Rudolph (born 15 June 1970 in Erfurt, Thuringia) is a German luger who competed in the early 1990s. Together with Yves Mankel he won the silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

Erfurt Place in Thuringia, Germany

Erfurt is the capital and largest city in the state of Thuringia, central Germany.

Thuringia State in Germany

Thuringia, officially the Free State of Thuringia, is a state of Germany.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

Rudolph also won a silver in the men's doubles event at the 1991 FIL World Luge Championships in Winterberg, Germany. He also won a complete set of medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with a gold in the mixed team event (1992), a silve in the mixed team event (1994), and a bronze in the men's doubles event (1994).

The FIL World Luge Championships 1991 took place in Winterberg, Germany for the second time, having previously hosted the event in 1989. It also marked the first time East Germany and West Germany competed as a unified German team.

Winterberg Place in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Winterberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and a major winter sport resort of the Wintersport Arena Sauerland.

The FIL European Luge Championships, part of the International Luge Federation (FIL) have taken place since 1914. From 1914 to 1934, these championships were part of the Internationaler Schlittensportsverband. From 1935 to 1956, the championships were held under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing. Since 1962, the event has been under the auspices of the FIL and has been held in even-numbered years since 1980. Since 2012, it is held annually.

Rudolph's best overall finish in the Luge World Cup was second in men's doubles twice (1991-2, 1995-6).

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