Manfred Wolf

Manfred Wolf (born 11 January 1948 in Steinbach-Hallenberg)[1] is an East German former ski jumper who competed from 1971 to 1973.

Manfred Wolf
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Manfred Wolf in Oberhof, 1970
Country East Germany
Born11 January 1948 (1948-01-11) (age 74)
Allied-occupied Germany
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Ski clubASK Vorwärts Oberhof
Personal best165 m (541 ft)
Planica, Yugoslavia
(23 March 1969)


On 23 March 1969, he set the ski jumping world record at 165 metres (541 ft) at the opening of Velikanka bratov Gorišek K153 in Planica, Yugoslavia. It lasted for five years.[2][3]

He finished fifth in the individual large hill event at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. Wolf's best career finish was fourth in a normal hill event in West Germany in 1973.

Ski jumping world recordEdit

Date Hill Location Metres Feet
23 March 1969   Velikanka bratov Gorišek K153 Planica, Yugoslavia 165 541


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Manfred Wolf". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  2. ^ "Wolf (NDR) -- 165 metres! (page 1)" (in Slovenian). Delo. 24 March 1969.
  3. ^ "Manfred Wolf - Planica 1969 - 165 m - World record". YouTube. 23 March 1969. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15.

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