Heinz Wossipiwo

Heinz Wossipiwo (born 25 January 1951 in Bad Elster) is a former East German ski jumper who competed from 1971 to 1975.

Heinz Wossipiwo
Country East Germany
Born (1951-01-25) 25 January 1951 (age 69)
Bad Elster, East Germany
Personal best169 m (554 ft)
Oberstdorf, West Germany
(9 March 1973)


He won a silver medal in the individual large hill at the 1974 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun. Wossipiwo also won a silver medal at the 1972 Ski-flying World Championships.

He also finished second one other time in his career in a normal hill event at Oberstdorf, West Germany in 1973. He also competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics.[1]

On 9 March 1973, he set at world record distance at 169 metres (554 ft) on Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze in Oberstdorf, West Germany.[2][3]

Ski jumping world recordEdit

Date Hill Location Metres Feet
9 March 1973   Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze K175 Oberstdorf, West Germany 169 554


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Heinz Wossipiwo Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Nov rekord 169 m (page 1)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 10 March 1973.
  3. ^ "Zdaj Wosipiwo - 169 m (page 7)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 10 March 1973.

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