André Hoffmann (speed skater)

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André Hoffmann
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André Hoffmann in 1983
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1961-08-11) August 11, 1961 (age 54)
East Berlin, East Germany
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Country  East Germany
 Germany
Sport Speed skating
Club SC Dynamo Berlin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 500 m: 37.40 (1983)
1000 m: 1:13.82 (1986)
1500 m: 1:52.06 (1988)
3000 m: 4:03.31 (1985)
5000 m: 6:56.25 (1984)
10 000 m: 15:00.43 (1984)

André Hoffmann (born August 11, 1961 in East Berlin) is a former German Speed skater, who made a huge step forwards in the 1987–1988 season and won two 1500 metres races in the World Cup. It was even though highly surprising that he took gold medal in the 1500 m at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. He beat the American Eric Flaim with six hundreds of a second and sat a new world record with 1:52.06

World records[edit]

Discipline Time Date Location
3000 m 4.03,31 January 12, 1985 Davos
Small combination 161.158 January 13, 1985 Davos
1500 m 1.52,06 February 20, 1988 Calgary

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "André Hoffmann". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

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