Full name: Arthur E. Hoffmann
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: December 10, 1887 in Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland
Died: April 4, 1932 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: B und EV Danzig
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Arthur Hoffmann started at the 1908 London Olympic Games in both the 100 and 200 m, but was eliminated in the heats of both. He also finished 15th in the long jump and won a silver medal with the medley relay (200/200/400/800 m) together with Hans Eicke, Otto Trieloff and Hanns Braun.
Hoffmann was an avid sports teacher, journalist and employee of numerous German daily and specialized newspapers. He was active since 1900 in football, athletics, gymnastics and hockey, and was in school in Gdańsk as a track and field athlete and cricketer, then as a gymnast and football player. He trained seriously in 1907 and 1908 for the Olympic Games, and in 1908 was German Champion in the 100 and in the long jump. In 1914 he became one of the first sports teachers in the North German Football Association. Later he owned a sporting goods shop in Hamburg. Hoffmann died in 1932 after an appendix operation.
Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.0 (1908); 200 – 22.8 (1908); LJ – 6.88 (1908).
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Germany||GER||3 h3 r1/3|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Germany||GER||2 h13r1/3|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay||Germany||GER||2||Silver|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Men's Long Jump||Germany||GER||15|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Three||3||11.4est|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Thirteen||2||23.5est||at 2½ yds|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||3:43.2|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Germany||Final Standings||15||6.50||21-4|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Germany||Qualifying Round||15||6.50||21-4|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Germany||Qualifying Round||Group E||3||6.50||21-4|