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Helga Hoffmann

Full name: Helga Hoffmann (-Bühler)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: September 24, 1937 in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
Affiliations: ATSV Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Helga Hoffmann was one of the few athletes starting for Saar and the Federal Republic of Germany. She participated in three Olympic Games from 1956-64 for the mixed German team in the long jump (placing 10th, 6th, 8th respectively), and sixth in the pentathlon in Tokyo. At the European Championships she came in 14th for the Saar in 1954, 7th for West Germany in 1958, and 4th in 1962, when she also won a bronze medal in the pentathlon. In 1966 Hoffmann added another bronze in the long jump. Domestically she was West German long jump champion in 1957, 1961-64 and 1966, and pentathlon champion in 1961, 1963 and 1964.

In 1965 and 1966 Hoffmann was named German Sportswoman of the Year, in 1965 she received the Silver Bay Leaf, and in 1966 she was awarded the Rudolf-Harbig-Gedächtnispreis (Memorial Award). She later worked for the sports department of Saarbrücken.

Personal Bests\: LJ – 6.45 (1964); Pen – 4737 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Women's Long Jump Germany GER 10
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Women's Long Jump Germany GER 6
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Women's Long Jump Germany GER 8
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Women's Pentathlon Germany GER 6

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Round 10 5.73w
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 9 5.73w
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 11 5.70 5.73
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 11 5.58 5.73
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 11 QU 5.73
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round 6 6.11 6.09
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 5 6.02
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 6 5.88 6.02
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 6 6.11 6.11 6.02
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 6 5.90 6.11
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 6 foul 6.11
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP 6.09
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 12 QU 5.90 5,62
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round One 20 5.62
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 22 foul 5.62
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP 5.90
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 8 6.23
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 8 6.03
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 6 6.23 6.23
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 8 foul 6.23
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 2 QU 6.44w
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round One 2 6.44w
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 2 pass 6.44
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass

Women's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) T D P(1962T) H
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Standings 6 4,737
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany 80 metre hurdles 10 1.011 11.2
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany 80 metre hurdles Heat Five 1 1.011 11.2
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Shot put 16 10.67 762
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany High jump 8T 945 1.60
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Long jump 2 6.44 1.087
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany 200 metres 7 932 25.0
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany 200 metres Heat Four 2 932 25.0
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