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Werner Lesser

Full name: Werner Lesser
Other name(s): Werner Lesser II
Gender: Male
Born: August 22, 1932 in Schmalkalden, Thüringen, Germany
Died: January 15, 2005 in Brotterode, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Ski Jumping

Biography

East German ski jumper Werner Lesser participated in the 1956 Winter Olympics at Cortina d’Ampezzo and the 1960 Games at Innsbruck, finishing eighth and 21st respectively in the normal hill event. He won the East German national title in 1952-53, 1957 and 1961. At that time there were six winter sportsmen from Brotterode with the name Lesser, so Werner became known as Lesser II. A trained bookkeeper he then joined the East German Volkspolizei. From 1962-91 Lesser was a ski jumping coach at Brotterode and in his honor the local slope was named the Werner Lesser II Ski Jump Arena in 2009.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Germany GER 8
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Germany GER 21

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Germany Final Standings 8 210.0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Germany Jump 1 10 OB 105.0 77.5 54.0 51.0 18.0 17.0 17.0 16.5 17.0
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Germany Jump 2 8T 105.0 77.5 53.5 51.5 17.5 17.5 16.5 16.0 17.5
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping Germany Final Standings 21 200.8
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping Germany Jump 1 25 98.0 81.5 50.0 48.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.5 16.0
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Ski Jumping Germany Jump 2 15 102.8 78.5 54.8 48.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.5 16.0
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