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André Hoffmann

Full name: André Hoffmann
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: August 11, 1961 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Primarily known as a decent allrounder with good sprint distances, André Hoffmann surprisingly dominated the 1500 m in the Olympic 1988 season. After winning the first two World Cup races of the season, he went on to take that season's 1500 m World Cup. But his biggest success came at the Olympics, where he grabbed the gold in a new world record, going 0.06 seconds below Eric Flaim's earlier record performance. Outside of these wins, Hoffman's best performances were a 5th place at the 1985 European Championships, and breaking the world records in the 3000 m and small combination race in Davos that same year. In domestic competition, Hoffmann won nine single distance titles over 500 m (1986), 1000 m (1984-1988) and 1500 m (1983-1985). After his competitive retirement in 1990, Hoffmann has remained involved in speed skating as a youth coach.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.40 (1983); 1000 – 1:13.82 (1986); 1500 – 1:52.06 (1988); 5000 – 6:56.25 (1984); 10000 – 15:00.43 (1984).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres East Germany GDR 11
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres East Germany GDR 5
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres East Germany GDR 11
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 500 metres East Germany GDR 21
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres East Germany GDR 15T
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres East Germany GDR 1 Gold WR

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 11 38.87 10.30
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 21 37.75 10.12

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 5 1:17.33 17.78 46.79
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 15T 1:14.62 17.58 45.52

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 11 2:00.23 24.94 54.87 1:26.74
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 1 WR 1:52.06 24.43 52.63 1:21.68
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