Having had a breakout 2012-13 season, the 23-year-old Friedrich enters Sochi as the reigning (and youngest ever) world champion in the two-man event. Set to make his Olympic debut, Friedrich is now considered a medal contender at Sochi. Friedrich had not even expected to be on the German World Cup roster last season and was given a spot only after an injury to teammate Thomas Florschuetz prevented Florschuetz from starting the season.
- 2013-14 World Cup standings - Fourth (two-man)
- 2013 Winterberg World Cup - Silver (four-man)
- 2013 World Championships - Gold (two-man)
- 2012-13 World Cup - Sixth (two-man)
- 2013 Altenberg World Cup - Gold (two-man)
Things to know:
1. Friedrich was the first bobsled pilot to earn the title of junior world champion and world champion in one season (2012-13).
2. Friedrich has two siblings, David and Lucienne, who are both bobsledders.