West Germany at the 1968 Winter Olympics

West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble. West German athletes had competed together with East German athletes as the United Team of Germany in the previous three Winter Olympic Games, but both nations sent independent teams starting in 1968.

West Germany at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg
Flag of Germany superimposed
with the Olympic rings
IOC codeFRG
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de (in German, English, and French)
in Grenoble
Competitors87 (67 men, 20 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearerHans Plenk (luge)
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
7
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1928–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Franz Keller Nordic combined Men's individual
  Gold Erhard Keller Speed skating Men's 500m
  Silver Horst Floth
Pepi Bader
Bobsleigh Two-man
  Silver Christa Schmuck Luge Women's individual
  Bronze Margot Glockshuber
Wolfgang Danne
Figure skating Pairs
  Bronze Wolfgang Winkler
Fritz Nachmann
Luge Men's doubles
  Bronze Angelika Dünhaupt Luge Women's individual

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dieter Fersch Downhill 2:03.41 19
Franz Vogler 2:02.94 15
Luggi Leitner 2:02.54 12
Gerhard Prinzing 2:02.10 7
Gerhard Prinzing Giant Slalom DSQ DSQ
Sepp Heckelmiller 1:48.25 26 1:50.70 20 3:38.95 24
Luggi Leitner 1:47.64 24 1:51.21 27 3:38.85 23
Willi Lesch 1:47.48 21 1:51.35 30 3:38.83 22
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Willi Lesch 52.07 2 QF 51.28 16 DSQ DSQ
Max Rieger 54.20 3 54.52 1 QF 53.81 35 51.57 12 1:45.38 20
Alfred Hagn 54.04 3 55.43 1 QF 52.95 30 51.70 13 1:44.65 16
Luggi Leitner 55.34 3 53.47 1 QF 50.89 14 52.61 19 1:43.50 12
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rosi Mittermaier Downhill 1:47.73 25
Christine Laprell 1:47.62 24
Margret Hafen 1:45.33 19
Burgl Färbinger 1:44.29 14
Rosi Mittermaier Giant Slalom 1:58.75 20
Margret Hafen 1:58.47 18
Christine Laprell 1:58.12 15
Burgl Färbinger 1:57.20 10
Christl Hintermaier Slalom 44.67 18 49.95 18 1:34.62 16
Christine Laprell 42.94 10 48.31 11 1:31.25 10
Rosi Mittermaier 42.90 9 DSQ DSQ
Burgl Färbinger 42.70 8 46.20 6 1:28.90 6

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Herbert Hindelang 1'21:48.5 10 1'31:48.5 41
Xaver Kraus 1'18:40.2 12 1'30:40.2 39
Gerhard Gehring 1'20:26.8 8 1'28:26.8 32
Theo Merkel 1'18:10.5 4 1'22:10.5 12

1One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Herbert Hindelang
Theo Merkel
Xaver Kraus
Gerhard Gehring
6 2'29:56.6 9

2A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied 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
FRG-1 Horst Floth
Pepi Bader
Two-man 1:10.76 5 1:10.43 1 1:10.20 1 1:10.15 2 4:41.54  
FRG-2 Wolfgang Zimmerer
Peter Utzschneider
Two-man 1:12.36 15 1:11.94 8 1:10.77 4 1:11.33 4 4:46.40 7
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRG-1 Horst Floth
Willi Schäfer
Frank Lange
Pepi Bader
Four-man 1:10.49 5 1:07.84 5 2:18.33 5
FRG-2 Wolfgang Zimmerer
Stefan Gaisreiter
Hans Baumann
Peter Utzschneider
Four-man 1:11.12 13 1:08.35 8 2:19.47 9

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Klaus Ganter 52:30.0 39
Helmut Gerlach 52:21.8 38
Karl Buhl 50:38.1 20
Walter Demel 49:38.4 12
30 km Karlheinz Scherzinger 1'47:08.7 48
Herbert Steinbeißer 1'46:31.2 46
Karl Buhl 1'42:52.2 31
Walter Demel 1'37:49.2 9
50 km Klaus Ganter DNF
Siegfried Weiß 2'46:53.4 43
Helmut Gerlach 2'41:55.8 33
Walter Demel 2'31:14.4 9
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Helmut Gerlach
Walter Demel
Herbert Steinbeißer
Karl Buhl
2'19:37.6 8
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Barbara Barthel 18:20.0 29
Michaela Endler 17:59.2 25
Monika Mrklas 17:32.5 17
10 km Barbara Barthel DNF
Michaela Endler 41:01.1 26
Monika Mrklas 39:58.2 20
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Michaela Endler
Barbara Barthel
Monika Mrklas
1'01:49.3 7

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Jürgen Eberwein 25 22 1530.3 219 24
Peter Krick 7 16 1723.2 104 12
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Eileen Zillmer 12 23 1600.3 171 19
Petra Ruhrmann 16 18 1611.2 161 17
Monika Feldmann 11 13 1687.1 99 10
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Marianne Streifler
Herbert Wiesinger
12 11 282.7 100 11
Gudrun Hauss
Walter Häfner
7 9 293.6 67 8
Margot Glockshuber
Wolfgang Danne
3 3 304.4 30  

Ice hockeyEdit

First RoundEdit

  West Germany -   Romania 7:0 (1:0, 3:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Gustav Hanig 2, Alois Schloder, Ernst Kopf, Otto Schneitberger, Horst Meindl, Heinz Weisenbach.

Final RoundEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 48 10 12
2   Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 33 17 11
3   Canada 7 5 2 0 28 15 10
4   Sweden 7 4 2 1 23 18 9
5   Finland 7 3 3 1 17 23 7
6   United States 7 2 4 1 23 28 5
7   West Germany 7 1 6 0 13 39 2
8   East Germany 7 0 7 0 13 48 0

  Canada –   West Germany 6:1 (0:0, 4:1, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Bourbonnais 2, Cadieux, Dineen, Mott, Huck – Kopf.
Referees: Seglin, Snětkov (URS)


  Czechoslovakia –   West Germany 5:1 (1:0, 2:0, 2:1)
Goalscorers: Hrbatý, Golonka, Havel, Hejma, Ševčík – Lax.
Referees: Kubinec, McEvoy (CAN)

  Sweden –   West Germany 5:4 (4:3, 0:0, 1:1)
Goalscorers: Svedberg, Lundström, Nordlander, Olsson, Öberg – Kuhn, Hanig, Reif, Kopf.
Referees: Kořínek, Bucala (TCH)


  USSR –   West Germany 9:1 (4:1, 4:0, 1:0)
Goalscorers: Populanov 2, Alexandrov 2, Ionov, Staršinov, Majorov, Mojsejev, Firsov – Funk.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Valentin (AUT)


  USA –   West Germany 8:1 (2:1, 4:0, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Volmar 2, Ross, Morrison, Nanne, Pleau, Cunnoff, P. Hurley – Funk.
Referees: McEvoy (CAN), Seglin (URS)


  Finland–   West Germany 4:1 (2:1, 1:0, 1:0)
Goalscorers: Leimu 2, Ketola, J. Peltonen – Schloder.
Referees: Kořínek, Bucala (TCH)


  East Germany –   West Germany 2:4 (0:1, 1:2, 1:1)
Goalscorers: Hiller, Fuchs – Funk, Waitl, Hanig, Lax.
Referees: McEvoy (CAN), Kořínek (TCH)

ContestantsEdit

7. WEST GERMANY
Goaltenders: Josef Schramm, Günther Knauss.
Defence: Leonhard Eaitl, Johannes Schichtl, Rudolf Thanner, Otto Schneitberger, Josef Völk, Heinz Bader.
Forwards: Josef Reif, Ernst Köpf, Bernd Kuhn, Lorenz Funk, Alois Schloder, Gustav Hanig, Horst Meindl, Heinz Weisenbach, Manfred Gmeiner, Peter Lax.
Coach: Ed Riegle.

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Fritz Nachmann 58.54 16 59.05 17 58.82 16 2:56.41 17
Wolfgang Winkler 58.08 10 58.86 14 58.41 10 2:55.35 11
Leonhard Nagenrauft 57.87 7 58.45 9 58.39 9 2:54.71 9
Hans Plenk 57.30 2 58.37 7 58.00 6 2:53.67 6

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Wolfgang Winkler
Fritz Nachmann
48.58 3 48.71 3 1:37.29  
Hans Plenk
Bernhard Aschauer
48.70 4 48.91 5 1:37.61 4
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ute Gähler 49.78 10 49.93 4 50.71 7 2:30.42 8
Angelika Dünhaupt 49.34 4 49.88 3 50.34 2 2:29.56  
Christa Schmuck 49.15 2 49.84 2 50.38 3 2:29.37  

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Günther Naumann Individual 67.5 68.5 190.0 28 49:48.5 220.89 5 410.89 14
Hans Rudhardt 71.0 72.5 195.4 22 53:15.3 179.34 28 374.74 29
Franz Keller 73.0 77.5 240.1 1 50:45.2 208.94 13 449.04  
Alfred Winkler 71.5 71.0 192.8 25 52:26.0 188.79 24 381.59 25

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Heini Ihle Normal hill 75.5 102.6 70.0 94.8 197.4 22
Henrik Ohlmeyer 75.0 104.8 67.5 88.8 193.6 28
Günther Göllner 77.0 109.5 70.5 97.6 207.1 10
Heini Ihle Large hill 82.0 73.7 84.5 82.7 156.4 46
Henrik Ohlmeyer 90.5 92.6 86.0 85.3 177.9 33
Franz Keller 90.5 93.6 84.0 80.5 174.1 36
Günther Göllner 93.0 96.6 85.0 86.9 183.5 29

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Günter Traub 42.5 31
Gerd Zimmermann 41.5 19
Herbert Höfl 41.0 11
Erhard Keller 40.3  
1500 m Jürgen Traub 2:10.2 22
Günter Traub 2:07.7 15
5000 m Jürgen Traub 7:55.3 20
Günter Traub 7:40.4 13
10,000 m Jürgen Traub 16:33.8 18
Günter Traub 16:01.3 11
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Hildegard Sellhuber 48.4 21
Evi Sappl 47.4 12
1000 m Evi Sappl 1:37.4 17
Hildegard Sellhuber 1:37.2 16
1500 m Paula Dufter 2:45.2 30
Hildegard Sellhuber 2:27.5 9
3000 m Paula Dufter 5:27.0 19

ReferencesEdit