Thomas Lamparter

Thomas Lamparter ( born June 9, 1978 in Bern ) is a Swiss bobsledder. He is one of the best Anschiebern in bobsleigh 2000s.


Lamparter initially trained as a chef and later studied computer science and was computer science engineer. The athlete, who is trained by Stefan Burkart, since 2002 part of the national team of Switzerland. In his first season he was a brakeman for Francisco Baños in the four-man, Pius Meyer Hans in the two- and at the Swiss Championships boost for Martin Annen ( second place ). Best result was a second place in the European Cup bobsled, which was reached in four in St. Moritz. In the overall standings of the Viererbobwettbewerbs he reached the third place. For the following season Lamparter joined the four-man event of Annen. With him the Berne won the title of Swiss Champion and finished fifth overall in the World Cup. In the Swiss Championships he also stepped up to the two-man bob with Urs Hefti and finished fifth. Also in the 2004/05 season he was Swiss champion in the four-man Annen. In the overall standings of the World Cup, the team reached second place. The World Championships in Calgary brought a sixth place in the quad and with Daniel Schmid an eighth place in the competition of the two.

Since the season 2005/ 06 successes at major international events presented themselves for the Annen- team with Lamparter. In the overall standings of the World Cup it was third in Igls you won the World Cup home race. The Bob 2006 European Championship in St. Moritz brought winning the gold medal in four-man bobsleigh, as well as a fifth place with Schmid in the two-man bob. Estimate was even higher winning the bronze medal at the Olympic Winter Games in Turin. In addition, the third winning the title at the Swiss Championships came in the following season was followed by the Fourth. In the season 2006/ 07 Lamparter only drove at the Swiss Championships in Vierbob of Anne, the majority of the season, he was brakeman at Ivo Rüegg. The highlight of the post-Olympic season was the Bob World Championships 2007 in St. Moritz, where the bobsleigh team Rüegg won the gold medal. With Schmid he was fifth in the two. In the inaugural team competition, he also won the bronze medal. With Schmid he reached the World Cup in Igls as third place for the first time a podium finish in the two-, with Rüegg Lamparter won a race of four World Cups.

2007 moved Lamparter the first brakeman in the new bobsleigh team of his longtime Anschieberkollegen at Annen and Rüegg, Beat Hefti. With it he won in stunning fashion, the total votes in the two and four man of the overall European Cups. Four races were able to take it, and rise to the 2008/09 season in the World Cup. Already in the first two races the team Hefti / Lamparter succeeded thanks to an outstanding start-up performance a victory in Winterberg. At the end of the season they finished in the two- man and four the first and seventh place in the overall World Cup standings. In the next season they could together win three races in the two-, occupied in the overall standings at the end but only the fourth place. In the four-man it was even enough only to 16th place in the overall World Cup standings. At the European Championships 2010 in Igls, they won the gold medal in two-man bob. At the Olympic Winter Games 2010 in Vancouver Lampater was due to a concussion Hefti, which he had suffered in a practice crash, do not participate in the race in the two-man bob. In the four-man event he participated as a brakeman in the team of Ivo Rüegg, which came in sixth.