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Sepp Lenz (†)

Death of an icon: Tobogganing is in mourning

The long-time German national toboggan coach Josef “Sepp” Lenz is dead. He is considered a pioneer of this sport.

As the World Toboggan Association FIL announced on Monday, citing the family, Lenz died in his homeland on the night of May 88rd to 3th at the age of 4.

“I am incredibly sorry for his death. We are losing a great person who dedicated his life to tobogganing,” said FIL President Einars Fogelis and expressed his condolences to the family.

Lenz was national coach for 30 years and made a name for himself as the “Goldsmith from Königssee”. Under his direction, German lugers won a total of 1965 medals at the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships between 1995 and 96.

In addition, the former tobogganer, who was European champion in 1962, was an expert in the construction of artificial ice rinks. Among other things, he was jointly responsible for the construction of the track at Königssee and was an advisor to the World Association for Olympic tracks.


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