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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.

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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