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Hans-Georg Aschenbach

Full name: Hans-Georg Aschenbach
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: October 25, 1951 in Brotterode, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After winning his first national title in 1971, Aschenbach steadily grew to become the world’s best ski jumper. He won the 1973 Ski Flying Championships, the 1974 Four Hills tournament, and both titles at the 1974 World Championships in Falun. This performance earned him the title of East German athletes of the year, but his streak ended the following year. After a serious knee injury, Olympic participation for 1976 even seemed dubious, but Aschenbach recovered and won the normal hill event at Innsbruck.

He retired immediately, and focused on his career as a military doctor. In 1988, as the doctor of the East German ski jumping team, he defected into West Germany, where he works as an orthopaedic surgeon.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual East Germany GDR 31
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual East Germany GDR 8

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ski Jumping East Germany Final Standings 31 198.5
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ski Jumping East Germany Jump 1 30 103.1 74.0 53.6 49.5 16.5 17.0 16.5 16.0 16.5
1972 Winter 20 Sapporo Ski Jumping East Germany Jump 2 34 95.4 69.5 46.4 49.0 16.0 16.5 16.5 17.0 16.0
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping East Germany Final Standings 1 252.0
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping East Germany Jump 1 1 OB 128.0 84.5 72.0 56.0 19.0 18.5 18.5 18.5 19.0
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping East Germany Jump 2 1 124.0 82.0 68.0 56.0 19.0 19.0 18.5 18.5 18.5

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping East Germany Final Standings 8 212.1
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping East Germany Jump 1 6 109.5 92.5 56.5 53.0 17.0 17.5 17.5 18.0 18.5
1976 Winter 24 Innsbruck Ski Jumping East Germany Jump 2 9 102.6 89.0 51.6 51.0 16.5 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0