East Germany at the 1988 Winter Olympics

East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the Winter Olympic Games for the last time at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Following German reunification in 1990, a single German team would compete in the 1992 Winter Olympics.

East Germany at the
1988 Winter Olympics
Flag of East Germany.svg
IOC codeGDR
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Calgary
Competitors53 (36 men, 17 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Frank-Peter Roetsch (biathlon)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
9
Silver
10
Bronze
6
Total
25
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1928–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Frank-Peter Roetsch Biathlon Men's 10 km sprint
  Gold Frank-Peter Roetsch Biathlon Men's 20 km
  Gold Katarina Witt Figure skating Women's singles
  Gold Jens Müller Luge Men's individual
  Gold Jörg Hoffmann
Jochen Pietzsch
Luge Men's doubles
  Gold Steffi Walter-Martin Luge Women's individual
  Gold Uwe-Jens Mey Speed skating Men's 500m
  Gold André Hoffmann Speed skating Men's 1500m
  Gold Christa Rothenburger Speed skating Women's 1000m
  Silver Wolfgang Hoppe
Bogdan Musiol
Bobsleigh Two-man
  Silver Wolfgang Hoppe
Dietmar Schauerhammer
Bogdan Musiol
Ingo Voge
Bobsleigh Four-man
  Silver Stefan Krauße
Jan Behrendt
Luge Men's doubles
  Silver Ute Oberhoffner-Weiß Luge Women's individual
  Silver Uwe-Jens Mey Speed skating Men's 1000m
  Silver Christa Rothenburger Speed skating Women's 500m
  Silver Karin Enke-Kania Speed skating Women's 1000m
  Silver Karin Enke-Kania Speed skating Women's 1500m
  Silver Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich Speed skating Women's 3000m
  Silver Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich Speed skating Women's 5000m
  Bronze Bernhard Lehmann
Mario Hoyer
Bobsleigh Two-man
  Bronze Cerstin Schmidt Luge Women's individual
  Bronze Karin Enke-Kania Speed skating Women's 500m
  Bronze Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich Speed skating Women's 1500m
  Bronze Gabi Zange-Schönbrunn Speed skating Women's 3000m
  Bronze Gabi Zange-Schönbrunn Speed skating Women's 5000m

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Frank Luck 1 25:57.6 6
André Sehmisch 2 25:52.3 5
Birk Anders 2 25:51.8 4
Frank-Peter Roetsch 1 25:08.1  
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Jürgen Wirth 57:25.9 3 1'00:25.9 16
Matthias Jacob 55:20.1 3 58:20.1 9
André Sehmisch 55:11.4 3 58:11.4 7
Frank-Peter Roetsch 53:33.3 3 56:33.3  
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Jürgen Wirth
Frank-Peter Roetsch
Matthias Jacob
André Sehmisch
3 1'24:28.4 5
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per missed target.

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GDR-1 Wolfgang Hoppe
Bogdan Musioł
Two-man 57.06 1 59.26 8 59.45 1 58.42 1 3:54.19  
GDR-2 Bernhard Lehmann
Mario Hoyer
Two-man 57.65 7 58.67 2 59.59 4 58.73 3 3:54.64  
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GDR-1 Wolfgang Hoppe
Dietmar Schauerhammer
Bogdan Musioł
Ingo Voge
Four-man 56.16 1 57.31 2 56.77 13 57.34 3 3:47.58  
GDR-2 Detlef Richter
Bodo Ferl
Ludwig Jahn
Alexander Szelig
Four-man 57.18 13 57.60 6 56.33 3 57.95 9 3:49.06 8

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Holger Bauroth 43:59.2 21
Uwe Bellmann 42:17.8 5
30 km
C
Holger Bauroth 1'30:03.4 22
Uwe Bellmann 1'28:37.2 15
50 km
F
Uwe Bellmann 2'08:18.6 8
Holger Bauroth 2'07:02.4 5
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Susann Kuhfittig 16:41.9 37
Silke Schwager-Braun 16:22.5 25
Kerstin Moring 16:01.6 19
Simone Opitz 15:41.1 13
10 km
C
Kerstin Moring 32:12.8 25
Susann Kuhfittig 32:01.5 23
Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm 31:53.0 21
Simone Opitz 31:14.3 10
20 km
F
Susann Kuhfittig 1'03:05.8 38
Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm 59:01.2 15
Kerstin Moring 58:17.2 7
Simone Opitz 57:54.3 5
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Kerstin Moring
Simone Opitz
Silke Schwager-Braun
Simone Greiner-Petter-Memm
1'02:19.9 5

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Michael Huth 21 25 23 45.6 23
Women
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Simone Koch 14 8 8 19.6 9
Katarina Witt 3 1 2 4.2  
Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Peggy Schwarz
Alexander König
11 6 11.5 7

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Michael Walter 46.578 6 46.754 6 46.838 9 46.763 3 3:06.933 5
Thomas Jacob 46.426 4 46.638 5 46.433 1 46.861 6 3:06.358 4
Jens Müller 46.301 1 46.444 1 46.436 2 46.367 1 3:05.548  

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jörg Hoffmann
Jochen Pietzsch
45.786 1 46.154 2 1:31.940  
Stefan Krauße
Jan Behrendt
45.886 2 46.153 1 1:32.039  
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Cerstin Schmidt 46.078 3 46.020 1 46.059 2 46.024 3 3:04.181  
Ute Oberhoffner-Weiß 45.906 2 46.057 2 46.150 3 45.992 1 3:04.105  
Steffi Walter-Martin 45.282 1 46.173 3 46.969 1 46.003 2 3:03.973  

Nordic combinedEdit

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Points Rank
Uwe Prenzel Individual 207.6 13 2:19.4 40:38.2 421.630 4
Marko Frank 209.4 10 2:07.4 41:15.6 416.020 8
Thomas Prenzel 215.5 5 1:26.7 41:18.1 415.640 9

Men's Team

Three participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps per team member per round, best two rounds counted.)
  • 10 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Thomas Prenzel
Marko Frank
Uwe Prenzel
571.6 5 4:51.0 1'23:04.5 5

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Remo Lederer Normal hill 79.5 94.3 78.0 90.9 185.2 21
Jens Weißflog 81.5 99.5 80.0 97.1 196.6 9
Jens Weißflog Large hill 104.5 95.7 93.5 76.3 172.0 31
Remo Lederer 105.5 98.1 97.0 83.7 181.8 22

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Peter Adeberg 38.11 28
André Hoffmann 37.75 21
Uwe-Jens Mey 36.45 WR  
1000 m André Hoffmann 1:14.62 15
Peter Adeberg 1:14.19 8
Uwe-Jens Mey 1:13.11  
1500 m Peter Adeberg 1:53.57 8
André Hoffmann 1:52.06 WR  
5000 m Roland Freier 6:51.42 8
10,000 m Roland Freier 14:19.16 8
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich 40.71 10
Angela Stahnke-Hauck 39.68 4
Karin Enke-Kania 39.24  
Christa Rothenburger 39.12  
1000 m Angela Stahnke-Hauck 1:20.05 6
Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich 1:19.32 4
Karin Enke-Kania 1:17.70  
Christa Rothenburger 1:17.65 WR  
1500 m Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann-Kleemann 2:04.68 7
Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich 2:01.49  
Karin Enke-Kania 2:00.82  
3000 m Karin Enke-Kania 4:18.80 4
Gabi Zange-Schönbrunn 4:16.92  
Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich 4:12.09  
5000 m Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann-Kleemann 7:34.59 7
Gabi Zange-Schönbrunn 7:21.61  
Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich 7:17.12  

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