Ute Oberhoffner

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Oberhoffner in 1985.
Ute Oberhoffner (left) and Steffi Martin (1984)
Ute Oberhoffner (left), Birgit Görlitzer and Cerstin Schmidt (right) in Oberhofen (October 18, 1986)

Ute Oberhoffner (born Ute Weiss on 15 September 1961 in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Sometimes shown as Ute Oberhoffner-Weiss) is an East German luger who competed during the 1980s. She won two medals in the women's singles event at the Winter Olympics with a silver in 1988 and a bronze in 1984.

Oberhoffner won four medals at the FIL World Luge Championships, earning one silver (Mixed team: 1989) and three bronzes (1983, 1987, 1989). She won a complete set of medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with a gold in the women's singles event (1988), and silver in the mixed team event (1988), and a bronze in the women's singles event (1986). Oberhoffner also won the overall Luge World Cup title in women's singles twice (1982-3, 1988-9).

After her career in luge, Oberhoffner became a teacher in her native Ilmenau for which she was honored in 2003.

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