Wolfgang Hofmann (30 March 1941 – 12 March 2020) was a West German judoka who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 1964, where he won the silver medal in the middleweight class representing the United Team of Germany.
|Born||30 March 1941|
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Nazi Germany
|Died||12 March 2020 (aged 78)|
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
|Height||5-9.5 (177 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg)|
Hofmann was German champion 15 times and European champion three times. He was the holder of the 8th Dan, as well as being a lecturer for judo at the German Sport University in Cologne for many years. He further developed his skills during two language and study visits to Japan. He shaped the training and examination regulations of the German Judo Association (DJB).
Hofmann published together with the Japanese Mahito Ohgo a standard book about judo, Judo - Basics of Tachi- Waza and Ne-Waza, in the early 1970s, writing in the foreword:
"Above all, judo means: practicing on the mat, moving, fighting with many partners, or, as the Japanese say, understanding with the body".
Hofmann died on 12 March 2020 about two weeks shy of his 79th birthday.
- "Judo-Deutschland trauert um Wolfgang Hofmann". Deutscher Judo-Bund (in German). Retrieved 13 March 2020.
- Literature by and about Wolfgang Hofmann in the German National Library catalogue
- Nest, Lothar. "Herausragende Personen im deutschen Judo – Wolfgang Hofmann" (in German). Sportschule Lothar Nest. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- Wolfgang Hofmann databaseolympics.com
- Wolfgang Hofmann passed away (translation of DJB) judoinside.com
- Wolfgang Hofmann sports-reference.com 1 March 2020