East Germany at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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East Germany at the
1976 Winter Olympics
Flag of East Germany.svg
IOC code GDR
NOC National Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Innsbruck
Competitors 59 (40 men, 19 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Meinhard Nehmer (bobsleigh)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
7
Silver
5
Bronze
7
Total
19
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Meinhard Nehmer
Bernhard Germeshausen
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Gold Meinhard Nehmer
Jochen Babock
Bernhard Germeshausen
Bernhard Lehmann
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Gold Dettlef Günther Luge Men's individual
 Gold Hans Rinn
Norbert Hahn
Luge Men's doubles
 Gold Margit Schumann Luge Women's individual
 Gold Ulrich Wehling Nordic combined Men's individual
 Gold Hans-Georg Aschenbach Ski jumping Men's normal hill
 Silver Gert-Dietmar Klause Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Silver Romy Kermer
Rolf Österreich
Figure skating Pairs
 Silver Ute Rührold Luge Women's individual
 Silver Jochen Danneberg Ski jumping Men's normal hill
 Silver Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich Speed skating Women's 3000m
 Bronze Karl-Heinz Menz
Frank Ullrich
Manfred Beer
Manfred Geyer
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Bronze Monika Debertshäuser
Sigrun Krause
Barbara Petzold
Veronika Hesse-Schmidt
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 × 5 km relay
 Bronze Christine Errath Figure skating Women's singles
 Bronze Manuela Groß
Uwe Kagelmann
Figure skating Pairs
 Bronze Hans Rinn Luge Men's individual
 Bronze Konrad Winkler Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Henry Glaß Ski jumping Men's large hill

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Manfred Beer 1'18:42.50 5 1'23:42.50 27
Karl-Heinz Wolf 1'15:06.89 5 1'20:06.89 15
Manfred Geyer 1'13:11.37 6 1'19:11.37 12
1 One 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
Karl-Heinz Menz
Frank Ullrich
Manfred Beer
Manfred Geyer
5 2'04:08.61 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2 A 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
GDR-1 Horst Schönau
Raimund Bethge
Two-man 56.89 8 56.79 8 56.74 7 56.55 4 3:46.97 7
GDR-2 Meinhard Nehmer
Bernhard Germeshausen
Two-man 56.24 3 56.04 1 55.87 1 56.27 1 3:44.42 1st, gold medalist(s)
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GDR-1 Meinhard Nehmer
Jochen Babock
Bernhard Germeshausen
Bernhard Lehmann
Four-man 54.43 1 54.64 1 55.51 2 55.85 2 3:40.43 1st, gold medalist(s)
GDR-2 Horst Schönau
Horst Bernhardt
Harald Seifert
Raimund Bethge
Four-man 55.11 6 55.12 5 55.63 4 56.58 4 3:42.44 4

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Gerhard Grimmer 48:45.04 49
Gerd Heßler 47:08.77 28
Jürgen Wolf 47:04.49 25
Gert-Dietmar Klause 45:42.97 9
30 km Dieter Meinel 1'36:37.35 33
Axel Lesser 1'34:53.14 17
Gerhard Grimmer 1'34:52.15 16
Gert-Dietmar Klause 1'32:00.91 6
50 km Dieter Meinel 2'49:52.42 33
Gerd Heßler 2'47:34.90 28
Gerhard Grimmer 2'41:15.46 5
Gert-Dietmar Klause 2'38:13.21 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Gerd Heßler
Axel Lesser
Gerhard Grimmer
Gert-Dietmar Klause
DNF
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Sigrun Krause 16:55.54 16
Veronika Hesse-Schmidt 16:42.86 12
Barbara Petzold 16:42.44 11
Monika Debertshäuser 16:34.94 7
10 km Monika Debertshäuser 31:50.06 14
Sigrun Krause 31:39.76 12
Veronika Hesse-Schmidt 31:12.33 8
Barbara Petzold 31:12.20 7
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Monika Debertshäuser
Sigrun Krause
Barbara Petzold
Veronika Hesse-Schmidt
1'09:57.95 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Jan Hoffmann 4 9 5 187.34 34 4
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Marion Weber 12 9 10 175.82 99 11
Anett Pötzsch 4 3 4 187.42 33 4
Christine Errath 5 2 3 188.16 28 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Kerstin Stolfig
Veit Kempe
7 6 129.57 59 6
Manuela Groß
Uwe Kagelmann
4 3 134.57 34 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Romy Kermer
Rolf Österreich
2 2 136.35 21 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hans Rinn 52.916 6 51.968 2 51.690 2 52.000 3 3:28.574 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Hans-Heinrich Winckler 52.848 5 52.328 6 52.069 4 52.209 4 3:29.454 4
Dettlef Günther 52.381 1 52.107 4 51.418 1 51.782 1 3:27.688 1st, gold medalist(s)

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hans Rinn
Norbert Hahn
42.773 1 42.831 1 1:25.604 1st, gold medalist(s)
Bernd Hahn
Ulli Hahn
43.291 6 46.566 24 1:29.847 16
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eva-Maria Wernicke 43.007 5 42.646 2 42.711 7 42.898 4 2:51.262 4
Ute Rührold 42.926 3 42.708 3 42.439 3 42.773 2 2:50.846 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Margit Schumann 42.854 1 42.830 7 42.285 1 42.652 1 2:50.621 1st, gold medalist(s)

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
Konrad Winkler Individual 74.5 77.0 213.9 4 49:51.11 203.57 7 417.47 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Günter Deckert 71.0 74.0 194.2 18 49:51.00 203.58 6 397.78 13
Claus Tuchscherer 78.5 79.0 218.7 3 51:16.12 190.81 20 409.51 5
Ulrich Wehling 80.0 80.5 225.5 1 50:28.95 197.89 13 423.39 1st, gold medalist(s)

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Henry Glaß Normal hill 80.0 118.3 79.5 (fall) 85.5 203.8 44
Bernd Eckstein 80.5 118.6 81.5 (fall) 90.7 209.3 32
Jochen Danneberg 83.5 124.4 82.5 121.8 246.2 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Hans-Georg Aschenbach 84.5 128.0 82.0 124.0 252.0 1st, gold medalist(s)
Henry Glaß Large hill 91.0 104.4 97.0 117.3 221.7 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Hans-Georg Aschenbach 92.5 109.5 89.0 102.6 212.1 8
Bernd Eckstein 94.0 109.6 91.5 106.6 216.2 7
Jochen Danneberg 102.0 118.8 89.5 102.8 221.6 4

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Harald Oehme 41.54 24
1000 m Harald Oehme 1:23.88 20
Klaus Wunderlich 1:21.67 10
1500 m Klaus Wunderlich 2:03.41 9
5000 m Manfred Winter 7:58.28 18
Klaus Wunderlich 7:33.82 5
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Ute Dix 45.60 20
Ines Bautzmann 44.87 15
Heike Lange 44.21 10
1000 m Ute Dix 1:34.14 21
Monika Zernicek 1:31.68 12
Heike Lange 1:30.55 8
1500 m Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich 2:20.05 10
Ines Bautzmann 2:19.63 7
Karin Kessow 2:19.05 5
3000 m Ines Bautzmann 4:46.67 5
Karin Kessow 4:45.60 4
Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich 4:45.23 2nd, silver medalist(s)

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