Detlef Hofmann

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Detlef Hofmann
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Gold 1991 Paris K-4 500 m
Gold 1991 Paris K-4 10000 m
Gold 1995 Duisburg K-4 1000 m
Silver 1991 Paris K-4 1000 m
Silver 1995 Duisburg K-4 500 m

Detlef Hofmann (born 12 November 1963 in Karlsruhe) is a German sprint canoer who competed from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. He won a gold medal in the K-4 1000 m event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Hofmann won five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds (K-4 500 m: 1991, K-4 1000 m: 1995, K-4 10000 m: 1991) and two silvers (K-4 500 m: 1995, K-4 1000 m: 1991).

In May 1992, Hofmann was caught for doping after testing positive for testosterone and kicked off of the team. He would return after the 1992 Summer Olympics to compete.