Johannes Lochner wins Gold in 4-man bobsleigh at Königssee
TUM Master’s student is the new Bobsleigh World Champion
"Once you’ve raced down the bobsleigh track for the first time, you can never stop," the graduate student Lochner effused, describing his passion for bobsleigh. His grandfather and his father were already bobsledders before him, so enthusiasm for winter sports is practically a family tradition.
Lochner started his bobsleigh career as a braker, but soon realized he would much rather pilot the sleigh. His success proves this was a smart move: In his 4-man bobsleigh, he piloted his team to World Championship gold at Königssee. The 26-year-old also won the bronze medal in 2-man bobsleigh along with his pusher, Joshua Bluhm.