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Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt

Full name: Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: September 5, 1954 in Altenburg, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Husband of Kerstin Stolfig.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

East German Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt was a nationally successful sprinter and hurdler before he turned to bobsledding. In 1973, he won a gold medal with the 4x100 relay at the European Youth Championships. At his only Olympic appearance in 1980 at Lake Placid he won a silver medal as the brakeman of the two-man bob with pilot Bernhard Germeshausen and a gold medal in the four-man bob with pilot Meinhard Nehmer, Germeshausen and Bogdan Musiol. At the World Championships Gerhardt added three gold (two-man 1981, four-man 1977 and 1981), one silver (four-man 1979) and one bronze medal (four-man 1978), while at the European Championships he won another three gold (two-man 1979, four-man 1979 and 1981) and five silver medals (two-man 1978, 1980, 1981, and 1983, four-man 1978). After the Lake Placid Olympics Gerhardt married figure skater Kerstin Stolfig.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Two East Germany-2 GDR 2 Silver
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-1 GDR 1 Gold

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Final Standings
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Run 1
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Run 2
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Run 3
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Bernhard Germeshausen Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Final Standings
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 1
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 2
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 3
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 4