Full name: RenÃ© SchÃ¶fisch
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: February 3, 1962 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Country: East Germany
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)
Outside of the 1984 season, RenÃ© SchÃ¶fisch 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]. SchÃ¶fisch 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. SchÃ¶fisch 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 â 40.79 (1985); 1000 â 1:21.6 (1990); 1500 â 2:02.5 (1988); 5000 â 6:58.80 (1988); 10000 â 14:32.7 (1988).
|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|
|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|
|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|