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René Schöfisch

Full name: René Schöfisch
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: February 3, 1962 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Outside of the 1984 season, René Schöfisch did not see much international speed skating action. But that year, he was among the world's best distance skaters, placing third in the Olympic 5000 and 10000 m behind Tomas Gustafson and Igor Malkov. Schöfisch also competed in that year's World Allround Championships, placing 5th in the 10000 m. His only titles came in national competition, winning the 5000 m and 10000 m at the 1983 East German distance championships, winning the 10k title again in 1984 and 1986. Schöfisch remained active until 1991. Originally a mechanic, he has since worked as a salesman for a plumbing outfit. His family has also been involved in speed skating, his wife Birgit Czak winning the East German allround title in 1981, and his son Kay competing in National Championships in 2005 and 2006.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.79 (1985); 1000 – 1:21.6 (1990); 1500 – 2:02.5 (1988); 5000 – 6:58.80 (1988); 10000 – 14:32.7 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres East Germany GDR 3 Bronze

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 3 7:17.49 20.39 53.69 1:26.77 2:00.55 2:34.66 3:08.92 3:43.59 4:18.70 4:54.32 5:29.93 6:05.70 6:41.29

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Speed Skating East Germany Final Standings 3 14:46.91 37.72 1:11.99 1:46.82 2:21.75 2:56.72 3:31.82 4:06.80 4:41.98 5:17.51 5:52.88 6:28.63 7:04.32 7:40.31 8:15.93 8:51.56 9:27.09 10:02.68 10:38.17 11:13.54 11:48.97 12:24.53 13:00.14 13:35.63 14:11.21
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