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Herbert Höfl

Full name: Herbert Höfl
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: March 1, 1941 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: DEC Frillensee, Inzell (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Father-in-law of Maria Höfl-Riesch.

Biography

Speed skater Herbert Höfl participated with the mixed German team at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games. He placed 24th in the 500 m event, and 26th in the 1,500 m. At the 1968 Grenoble Olympics he finished 11th in the 500 m, then representing West Germany. In 1967, he earned a bronze medal at the Europeans in the 500 metres. In 1963 he was West German champion in the all-around competition.

Originally trained as a sports teacher, Höfl later became a successful speed skating coach in West Germany. He was first West Germany’s assistant coach under Norwegian head coach Thormod Moum, and then became national head coach in 1971. In 1976, Höfl retired and became a self-employed sports and marketing manager. In 1993 he was elected president of the Golf Club Herzogenaurach. His son Marcus Höfl married [Maria Höfl-Riesch] who was one of the most successful German alpine skiers in the 2000s and 2010s.

Personal Bests: 500 – 40.3 (1967); 1000 – 1:22.5 (1968); 1500 – 2:08.0 (1967); 5000 – 8:17.0 (1967); 10000 – 17:43.5 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 22 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Germany GER 24T
1964 Winter 22 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 26T
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 500 metres West Germany FRG 11T

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 22 Innsbruck Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 24T 42.3
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Speed Skating West Germany Final Standings 11T 41.0

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1964 Winter 22 Innsbruck Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 26T 2:16.8 28 1:02 1:38
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