West Germany at the 1988 Winter Olympics

West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) competed at the Winter Olympic Games for the last time as a separate nation 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.

West Germany at the
1988 Winter Olympics
Flag of Germany.svg
IOC codeFRG
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de (in German, English, and French)
in Calgary
Competitors90 (71 men, 19 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Peter Angerer (biathlon)
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
8
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Marina Kiehl Alpine skiing Women's downhill
  Gold Thomas Müller
Hans-Peter Pohl
Hubert Schwarz
Nordic combined Men's team
  Silver Frank Wörndl Alpine skiing Men's slalom
  Silver Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
  Silver Ernst Reiter
Stefan Höck
Peter Angerer
Fritz Fischer
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
  Silver Georg Hackl Luge Men's individual
  Bronze Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein Alpine skiing Women's slalom
  Bronze Thomas Schwab
Wolfgang Staudinger
Luge Men's doubles

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Peter Dürr Downhill 2:04.32 21
Hansjörg Tauscher 2:04.31 20
Hannes Zehentner 2:03.23 13
Markus Wasmeier 2:02.03 6
Michael Eder Super-G DNF
Markus Wasmeier DNF
Peter Roth DNF
Frank Wörndl DNF
Peter Roth Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Armin Bittner 1:08.56 1:04.71 2:13.27 26
Markus Wasmeier 1:06.60 1:05.09 2:11.69 19
Frank Wörndl 1:06.10 1:03.12 2:09.22 8
Peter Roth Slalom DNF DNF
Armin Bittner DNF DNF
Florian Beck 53.11 48.33 1:41.44 10
Frank Wörndl 50.99 48.54 1:39.53  

Men's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Armin Bittner 1:55.42 42.82 42.82 99.65 11
Markus Wasmeier 1:49.32 45.32 44.52 65.44 7
Hannes Zehentner 1:49.16 59.52 47.33 197.87 22
Peter Dürr 1:48.30 49.84 48.84 123.92 17
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Christina Meier-Höck Downhill 1:29.30 21
Michaela Gerg-Leitner 1:27.83 13
Regine Mösenlechner 1:27.16 7
Marina Kiehl 1:25.86  
Marina Kiehl Super-G 1:21.11 13
Michaela Gerg-Leitner 1:20.98 10
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 1:20.98 10
Regine Mösenlechner 1:20.33 4
Marina Kiehl Giant Slalom 1:02.11 DNF DNF
Michaela Gerg-Leitner 1:00.81 DNF DNF
Christina Meier-Höck 1:00.43 1:07.45 2:07.88 5
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 59.98 1:07.44 2:07.42  
Anette Gersch Slalom DNF DNF
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 49.84 48.56 1:38.40  

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Michaela Gerg-Leitner DSQ DSQ
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 1:19.83 DNF DNF
Karin Dedler 1:18.80 43.38 45.65 105.18 14
Ulrike Stanggassinger 1:17.92 42.68 43.93 71.51 9

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Stefan Höck 3 27:26.2 26
Ernst Reiter 2 26:50.2 19
Fritz Fischer 1 26:25.9 12
Peter Angerer 2 26:13.2 10
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Ernst Reiter 56:54.8 5 1'01:54.8 29
Fritz Fischer 56:04.5 5 1'01:04.5 23
Herbert Fritzenwenger 56:27.8 4 1'00:27.8 17
Peter Angerer 55:46.7 3 58:46.7 10
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Ernst Reiter
Stefan Höck
Peter Angerer
Fritz Fischer
0 1'23:37.4  

1A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2One 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
FRG-1 Anton Fischer
Christoph Langen
Two-man 57.58 6 59.70 10 1:00.06 6 59.28 7 3:56.62 7
FRG-2 Michael Sperr
Rolf Müller
Two-man 57.47 5 1:00.09 16 1:00.42 11 59.86 14 3:57.84 11
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRG-1 Michael Sperr
Olaf Hampel
Florian Cruciger
Rolf Müller
Four-man 57.58 19 58.04 13 56.41 4 58.14 15 3:50.17 14
FRG-2 Anton Fischer
Franz Nießner
Uwe Eisenreich
Christoph Langen
Four-man 57.02 9 57.75 10 56.71 11 58.07 12 3:49.55 11

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Walter Kuß 44:29.0 27
Jochen Behle 43:59.7 23
30 km
C
Stefan Dotzler 1'33:06.1 40
Jochen Behle 1'30:08.3 23
50 km
F
Walter Kuß DNF
Georg Fischer 2'13:31.3 34
Herbert Fritzenwenger 2'13:27.6 33

C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Walter Kuß
Georg Fischer
Jochen Behle
Herbert Fritzenwenger
1'48:05.0 7
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Sonja Bilgeri 17:33.2 48
Birgit Kohlrusch 17:10.3 44
Stefanie Birkelbach 17:09.1 43
Karin Jäger 16:28.0 28
10 km
C
Sonja Bilgeri 35:07.0 44
Karin Jäger 32:09.5 24
20 km
F
Sonja Bilgeri DNF
Stefanie Birkelbach 1'04:40.5 45
Birgit Kohlrusch 1'03:16.2 41
Karin Jäger 1'02:34.6 35

C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Stefanie Birkelbach
Karin Jäger
Birgit Kohlrusch
Sonja Bilgeri
1'05:48.6 11

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Richard Zander 9 17 11 23.2 11
Heiko Fischer 4 11 10 16.8 9
Women
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Marina Kielmann 12 11 10 19.6 10
Claudia Leistner 6 9 6 13.2 6
Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Brigitte Groh
Holger Maletz
13 11 17.5 11
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD OD FD TFP Rank
Antonia Becherer
Ferdinand Becherer
9 9 9 18.0 9

Ice hockeyEdit

Group BEdit

Top three teams (shaded ones) entered the medal round.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 32 10 10
  West Germany 5 4 1 0 19 12 8
  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 23 14 6
  United States 5 2 3 0 27 27 4
  Austria 5 0 4 1 12 29 1
  Norway 5 0 4 1 11 32 1
  • West Germany 2-1 Czechoslovakia
  • West Germany 7-3 Norway
  • Austria 1-3 West Germany
  • West Germany 3-6 Soviet Union
  • West Germany 4-1 USA

Final roundEdit

The top three teams from each group play the top three teams from the other group once. Points from previous games against their own group carry over.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
  Soviet Union 5 4 1 0 25 7 8
  Finland 5 3 1 1 18 10 7
  Sweden 5 2 1 2 15 16 6
  Canada 5 2 2 1 17 14 5
  West Germany 5th 5 1 4 0 8 26 2
  Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 12 22 2
  • Finland 8-0 West Germany
  • Canada 8-1 West Germany
  • Sweden 3-2 West Germany

Leading scorersEdit

Rk GP G A Pts PIM
10th Gerd Truntschka 8 3 7 10 10

Team Roster

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Max Burghardtswieser 46.874 13 46.949 11 47.083 14 47.280 15 3:08.186 13
Johannes Schettel 46.725 9 46.928 10 46.805 7 46.913 8 3:07.371 7
Georg Hackl 46.355 2 46.553 2 46.599 4 46.409 2 3:05.916  

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Thomas Schwab
Wolfgang Staudinger
46.024 4 46.250 5 1:32.274  
Stefan Ilsanker
Georg Hackl
46.054 5 46.244 4 1:32.298 4
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Veronika Bilgeri 46.321 4 46.375 4 46.369 4 46.605 7 3:05.670 4

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
Hermann Weinbuch Individual 179.6 39 5:26.0 44:26.4 387.390 29
Thomas Müller 190.4 31 4:14.0 44:02.7 390.945 25
Hans-Peter Pohl 204.3 15 2:41.4 44:23.9 387.775 28
Hubert Schwarz 219.2 2 1:02.0 42:35.8 403.980 13

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 Müller
Hans-Peter Pohl
Hubert Schwarz
629.8 1 0:00.0 1'20:46.0  

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Dieter Thoma Normal hill 75.0 78.1 74.0 76.0 154.1 55
Josef Heumann 77.0 84.3 80.0 92.1 176.4 31
Andi Bauer 78.5 87.2 79.5 90.3 177.5 29
Thomas Klauser 80.5 94.4 71.0 70.7 165.1 47
Josef Heumann Large hill 102.0 90.7 95.0 76.4 167.1 36
Andi Bauer 103.0 94.1 93.5 75.8 169.9 34
Peter Rohwein 106.0 96.3 96.0 81.3 177.6 25
Thomas Klauser 114.5 111.7 102.5 93.4 205.1 4
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Andi Bauer
Peter Rohwein
Thomas Klauser
Josef Heumann
559.0 6

1Four teams members performed two jumps each. The best three were counted.

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Uwe Streb 38.03 27
Hans-Peter Oberhuber 37.73 20
1000 m Uwe Streb DSQ
Hans-Peter Oberhuber 1:16.62 32
1500 m Hansjörg Baltes 1:57.08 30
5000 m Hansjörg Baltes 6:59.45 24
10,000 m Hansjörg Baltes 14:45.41 27
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Monika Gawenus-Holzner-Pflug 40.53 7
1500 m Anja Mischke 2:08.52 16
3000 m Anja Mischke 4:26.30 12

ReferencesEdit