Silke Kraushaar-Pielach

Born: 10.10.1970


Silke Kraushaar-Pielach


My career ended on 15.02.2008 at the 
World Cup final in Sigulda. 


Since 2010 - until today I have been 
working as a career advisor at the 
Olympic Training Centre Thuringia.

Greatest successes

1998 Olympic gold, Nagano
2002 Olympic bronze, Salt Lake City
2006 Olympic silver, Turin
2001 World Championship silver, Calgary
2003 World Championship silver, Sigulda
2004 World Championship gold, Nagano
2007 World Championship bronze, Igls
2008 World Championship bronze, Oberhof
3x Team World Champion


My husband Michael and my son Elias.


The path is the goal. Don't look back, always look forward.

Your Oberhof

37 years of my life connect me with Oberhof.At the age of 14, I moved from Sonneberg to Oberhof to attend the sports school. There have never been better training opportunities for me and my athletic development than here in Oberhof.

Today, Oberhof is the centre of my work where I plan and accompany young athletes on their professional path during their sporting career.


What was your sporting career like?

At the age of 6, I trained in a swimming club, and at 9, I got into luge through a friend. At the age of 14, I was delegated to the children's and youth sports school in Oberhof.

From 1992 to 2008, I was in the sports support group of the German Armed Forces in Oberhof.

Since 2010 - now I have been working at the Olympic Training Centre Thuringia in Oberhof as a career advisor.


Who are your role models?

I have always admired all the athletes who never gave up, fought their way out of defeats and always pursued their goals and dreams, no matter how hard it was.

What was the most emotional moment of your sporting career?

My Olympic victory in Nagano and the emotional award ceremony with thousands of people. At that moment, a childhood dream became reality.

What was the biggest sporting disappointment for you?

The 1999 World Championships in Königssee.

What are your goals for the future?

I want to stay healthy, spend a lot of time with my family and pass on important and correct values to my son.

... because it is a small idyllic place that has a lot to offer, where sport has its centre, whether for professional or amateur athletes.
Silke Kraushaar-Pielach likes Oberhof

Avenue of Olympic & World Champions

in Oberhof 

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