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Wolfgang Hoppe

Full name: Wolfgang Hoppe
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: November 14, 1957 in Apolda, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER) / WSV Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

Wolfgang Hoppe started his sports career in track & field athletics and won the GDR junior decathlon championship in 1976. He later turned his talents to bobsledding and became the world’s top driver in the 1980s. In the two-man event, Hoppe won Olympic gold in 1984 and a silver in 1988 and was three times the world champion. He was equally accomplished in the four-man event, winning an Olympic gold in 1984, a silver in 1988 and 1992, and ending his Olympic career with a four-man bronze in 1994. Hoppe won the World Championship in the four-man event in 1991 and at the European Championships he won the two-man title in 1986-87 and the four-man event in 1987. He was the first German to carry the flag at the opening ceremony for the reunified team 1992 in Albertville.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Men's Two East Germany-2 GDR 1 Gold
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-1 GDR 1 Gold
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Men's Two East Germany-1 GDR 2 Silver
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-1 GDR 2 Silver
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Bobsleigh Men's Four Germany-1 GER 2 Silver
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Four Germany-1 GER 3 Bronze

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Dietmar Schauerhammer Final Standings
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Dietmar Schauerhammer Run 1
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Dietmar Schauerhammer Run 2
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Dietmar Schauerhammer Run 3
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Dietmar Schauerhammer Run 4
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Final Standings
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Run 1
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Run 2
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Run 3
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Bogdan Musiol Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Final Standings
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 1
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 2
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 3
1984 Winter 26 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 4
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Final Standings
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 1
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 2
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 3
1988 Winter 30 Calgary Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 4
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Final Standings
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 1
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 2
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 3
1992 Winter 34 Albertville Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 4
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Final Standings
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 1
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 2
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 3
1994 Winter 36 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Germany-1 GER Run 4
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