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Walter Hofmann (born 26 September 1949 in Sömmerda) is a former East German slalom canoeist who competed in the 1970s. He won a gold medal in the C-2 event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.[1]

Walter Hofmann
Medal record
Men's canoe slalom
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich C-2
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1971 Meran C-2 team
Gold medal – first place 1975 Skopje C-2 team
Gold medal – first place 1977 Spittal C-2
Silver medal – second place 1971 Meran C-2

Hofmann also won four medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with three golds (C-2: 1977; C-2 team: 1971, 1975) and a silver (C-2: 1971).


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Walter Hofmann". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 November 2018.