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Jochen Pietzsch

Full name: Jochen Pietzsch
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: December 1, 1963 in Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Related Olympians: Husband of Kerstin Moring; Son-in-law of Werner Moring.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Jochen Pietzsch and Jörg Hoffmann were one of the best doubles teams of the 1980s, winning the 1984 Winter Olympic bronze medal, the 1988 Winter Olympic gold medal, the 1990 European Championships, World Championships in 1983, 1985, 1987, and 1990, and the 1983-84 doubles World Cup. Their medal count was completed by two bronze medals at the 1989 and 1990 World Championships, one silver at the 1986 European Championships. In 1990 they also won gold medals in the mixed team event at both the Europeans and the Worlds. After failing to qualify for the 1992 Winter Olympics, they retired. Pietzsch later married Kerstin Moring and made his living as a sports teacher at Suhl.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles East Germany-1 GDR 3 Bronze
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge Mixed (Men)'s Doubles East Germany-1 GDR 1 Gold

Mixed (Men)'s Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Luge East Germany-1 GDR Jörg Hoffmann Final Standings 3
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Luge East Germany-1 GDR Jörg Hoffmann Run 1 3
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Luge East Germany-1 GDR Jörg Hoffmann Run 2 4
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge East Germany-1 GDR Jörg Hoffmann Final Standings 1
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge East Germany-1 GDR Jörg Hoffmann Run 1 1
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Luge East Germany-1 GDR Jörg Hoffmann Run 2 2
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