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Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt

Full name: Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (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
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