West Germany at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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West Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of Germany
IOC code   FRG
At the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck
Competitors 71 (56 men, 15 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Wolfgang Zimmerer (bobsleigh)
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
2
Silver
5
Bronze
3
Total
10
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
Saar (1952)
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)

West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Mittermaier, RosiRosi Mittermaier Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Gold Mittermaier, RosiRosi Mittermaier Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Silver Mittermaier, RosiRosi Mittermaier Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Silver Zimmerer, WolfgangWolfgang Zimmerer
Schumann, ManfredManfred Schumann
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Silver Fendt, JosefJosef Fendt Luge Men's individual
 Silver Brandner, HansHans Brandner
Schwarm, BalthasarBalthasar Schwarm
Luge Men's doubles
 Silver Hettich, UrbanUrban Hettich Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Zimmerer, WolfgangWolfgang Zimmerer
Utzschneider, PeterPeter Utzschneider
Bittner, BodoBodo Bittner
Schumann, ManfredManfred Schumann
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Bronze West Germany men's national ice hockey team
Erich Weißhaupt   Ignaz Berndaner   Erich Kühnhackl
Anton Kehle   Rainer Phillip   Alois Schloder
Rudolf Thanner   Lorenz Funk   Martin Hinterstocker
Josef Volk   Wolfgang Boos   Franz Reindl
Udo Kiessling   Ernst Köpf
Stefan Metz   Ferenc Vozar
Klaus Auhuber   Walter Koberle
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Demleitner, ElisabethElisabeth Demleitner Luge Women's individual

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Wolfgang Junginger Downhill 1:50.48 29
Michael Veith 1:49.02 22
Sepp Ferstl 1:48.41 17
Peter Fischer 1:48.18 15
Christian Neureuther Giant Slalom 1:52.29 37 1:51.73 29 3:44.02 30
Sepp Ferstl 1:49.98 30 1:51.54 28 3:41.52 28
Wolfgang Junginger 1:49.79 29 1:46.23 14 3:36.02 19
Albert Burger 1:47.32 12 1:45.36 11 3:32.68 10
Sepp Ferstl Slalom 1:06.32 29 1:08.02 20 2:14.34 20
Albert Burger 1:03.38 17 1:06.93 16 2:10.31 15
Christian Neureuther 1:01.70 8 1:04.86 5 2:06.56 5
Wolfgang Junginger 1:00.95 3 1:06.13 11 2:07.08 6
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maria Epple Downhill 1:51.41 23
Evi Mittermaier 1:49.23 13
Irene Epple 1:48.91 10
Rosi Mittermaier 1:46.16 1
Maria Epple Giant Slalom 1:33.02 24
Irene Epple 1:31.46 15
Evi Mittermaier 1:30.64 8
Rosi Mittermaier 1:29.25 2
Monika Berwein Slalom 49.17 14 DNF DNF
Christa Zechmeister 48.20 8 45.52 6 1:33.72 7
Rosi Mittermaier 46.77 2 43.77 1 1:30.54 1
Pamela Behr 46.88 1 45.63 7 1:32.31 5

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Alois Kanamüller 1'17:25.26 8 1'25:25.26 34
Josef Niedermeier 1'18:33.63 5 1'23:33.63 26
Heinrich Mehringer 1'16:49.15 2 1'18:49.15 11

1One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Heinrich Mehringer
Gerd Winkler
Josef Keck
Claus Gehrke
4 2'04:11.86 4

2A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRG-1 Wolfgang Zimmerer
Manfred Schumann
Two-man 56.09 2 56.31 3 56.26 2 56.33 2 3:44.99 2
FRG-2 Georg Heibl
Fritz Ohlwärter
Two-man 56.36 4 56.43 4 56.59 5 56.75 6 3:46.13 5
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRG-1 Wolfgang Zimmerer
Peter Utzschneider
Bodo Bittner
Manfred Schumann
Four-man 54.82 3 54.87 3 55.53 3 56.15 3 3:41.37 3
FRG-2 Georg Heibl
Hans Morant
Siegfried Radandt
Fritz Ohlwärter
Four-man 54.92 4 54.98 4 55.70 5 56.87 8 3:42.47 5

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Hans Speicher 48:28.90 45
Franz Betz 47:39.15 38
Georg Kandlinger 47:20.13 31
Georg Zipfel 45:38.10 7
30 km Walter Demel 1'37:44.17 40
Hans Speicher 1'36:52.45 36
Franz Betz 1'34:55.54 18
Georg Zipfel 1'34:04.71 14
50 km Georg Kandlinger DNF
Franz Betz DNF
Walter Demel 2'46:55.95 25
Georg Zipfel 2'46:20.30 23
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Franz Betz
Georg Kandlinger
Walter Demel
Georg Zipfel
2'12:38.96 9
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Iris Schulze 18:04.81 33
Michaela Endler 17:08.68 21
10 km Iris Schulze 33:43.82 31
Michaela Endler 32:55.62 25

Figure skating[edit]

Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Dagmar Lurz 7 10 11 178.04 92 10
Isabel De Navarre 1 11 12 182.42 59 5
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Corinna Halke
Eberhard Rausch
8 8 127.37 72 8

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-12th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 West Germany 5–1  Switzerland

Medal round[edit]

Rank Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 40 11 10
2  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 17 10 6
3  West Germany 3 5 2 3 0 21 24 4
4  Finland 5 2 3 0 19 18 4
5  United States 5 2 3 0 15 21 4
6  Poland 5 1 4 0 9 37 2
  • West Germany 7-4 Poland
  • Finland 5-3 West Germany
  • USSR 7-3 West Germany
  • Czechoslovakia 7-4 West Germany
  • West Germany 4-1 USA

Leading scorers[edit]

Rk GP G A Pts
2nd Erich Kuhnhackl 5 5 5 10
6th Ernst Kopf 5 3 5 8
10th Lorenz Funk 5 2 5 7
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Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stefan Hölzlwimmer 52.766 4 n/a ? n/a ? n/a ? DNF
Anton Winkler 52.755 3 52.194 5 52.219 7 52.352 6 3:29.520 6
Josef Fendt 52.694 2 51.933 1 51.749 3 51.820 2 3:28.196 2

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hans Brandner
Balthasar Schwarm
42.792 2 43.097 4 1:25.889 2
Stefan Hölzlwimmer
Rudi Größwang
43.205 5 43.033 3 1:26.238 4
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elisabeth Demleitner 43.138 7 42.535 1 42.388 2 42.995 7 2:51.056 3
Monika Scheftschik 42.863 2 42.732 4 42.981 9 42.964 5 2:51.540 7

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Günther Abel Individual 74.0 74.0 196.8 14 50:29.77 197.77 14 394.57 14
Urban Hettich 74.5 75.0 198.9 11 48:01.55 220.00 1 418.90 2

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Sepp Schwinghammer Normal hill 75.5 106.1 76.5 109.2 215.3 23
Alfred Grosche 80.0 115.3 80.5 116.6 231.9 10
Alfred Grosche Large hill 89.5 100.3 84.5 92.8 193.1 16

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Horst Freese DNF
1000 m Horst Freese 1:21.48 9
1500 m Herbert Schwarz 2:03.76 12
5000 m Herbert Schwarz 7:52.26 15
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Monika Gawenus-Holzner-Pflug 44.36 12
1000 m Monika Gawenus-Holzner-Pflug 1:29.54 5

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