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Ute Oberhoffner-Weiß

Full name: Ute Oberhoffner-Weiß
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (166 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: September 15, 1961 in Ilmenau, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER) / Ottawa Fury, Ottawa (CAN)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Ute Oberhoffner-Weiß, whose father, Peter Weiß, was on the East German national team in the first half of the 1960s, made her first podium with a third-place finish at the 1980 European Youth Championships. In the following years she was a consistent bronze medalist: 1983, 1987, and 1989 World Championships, 1986 European Championships, and the 1984 Winter Olympics. Oberhoffner-Weiß had her best year in 1988 winning the European Championships, silver at the Olympics, and the East German national title. Oberhoffner-Weiß also won the Luge World Cup in 1982-83 and 1988-89, after which she retired. She has since become a certified social worker and in 1988 was made an honorary citizen of Ilmenau and mayor of Unterpölitz. From 1990-2003 she was president of the Sports Youth of Thuringia, and she received the highest German and Thuringian Youth Award in 2003. She is the wife of Bernd Oberhoffner, European Champion in 1979.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Luge Women's Singles East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Luge Women's Singles East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 3 2:47.248
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 3 41.908 8.657 6 23.841 3 32.856 3 38.081 3 15.184 3 9.015 3 5.225 3 3.827 3
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 3 41.945 8.660 =3 23.861 1 32.897 1 38.118 2 15.201 1 9.036 3 5.221 3 3.827 4
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 3 41.793 8.597 2 23.726 3 32.732 3 37.969 3 15.129 3 9.006 3 5.237 4 3.824 3
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 2 41.602 8.588 2 23.619 1 32.578 1 37.789 2 15.031 2 8.959 3 5.211 3 3.813 3
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 2 3:04.105
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 2 45.906 8.192 2 20.884 35.275 2 12.692 14.391 10.631 2
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 2 46.057 8.196 3 20.938 =2 35.409 1 12.742 4 14.471 2 10.648 2
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 3 46.150 8.191 6 20.875 3 35.365 3 12.684 3 14.490 3 10.785 3
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 1 45.992 8.155 5 20.824 2 35.298 2 12.669 2 14.474 2 10.694 2