Meinhard Nehmer

Meinhard Nehmer
Medal record
Men's bobsleigh
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1976 Innsbruck Two-man
Gold medal – first place 1976 Innsbruck Four-man
Gold medal – first place 1980 Lake Placid Four-man
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Lake Placid Two-man
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 St. Moritz Four-man
Silver medal – second place 1978 Lake Placid Two-man
Silver medal – second place 1979 Königssee Four-man
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Lake Placid Four-man

Meinhard Nehmer (born 13 January 1941 in Boblin near Pölitz, Pomerania, Germany) is an East German bobsledder who competed from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won four medals with three golds (Two-man: 1976, Four-man: 1976, 1980) and one bronze (Two-man: 1980). Nehmer also carried the East German flag during the opening ceremonies of the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.

He also won four medals at the FIBT World Championships with one gold (Four-man: 1977), two silvers (Two-man: 1978, Four-man: 1979), and one bronze (Four-man: 1978).

Prior to his role in bobsleigh, Nehmer competed in athletics as a javelin thrower.

Retiring from bobsleigh in the early 1980s, Nehmer worked for the Volksmarine, rising to the rank of Commander (Fregattenkapitän in (in German)), before being forced out following German reunification in late 1990.

After that, Nehmer worked as a bobsleigh coach for Germany, Italy, and the United States. He retired from coaching after the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

In July 2016, he was inducted into Germany's Sports Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ "Meldung 24 05 2016". Retrieved 17 July 2016.