East Germany at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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East Germany at the
1980 Winter Olympics
Flag of East Germany.svg
Flag of East Germany
IOC code GDR
NOC National Olympic Committee of the GDR
in Lake Placid
Competitors 53 (36 men, 17 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Jan Hoffmann (figure skating)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold Silver Bronze Total
9 7 7 23
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 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.

Medalists[edit]

East Germany finished in second position in the final medal rankings, with 9 gold medals and 23 medals overall.

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Ullrich, FrankFrank Ullrich Biathlon Men's 10 km sprint
 Gold Nehmer, MeinhardMeinhard Nehmer
Germeshausen, BernhardBernhard Germeshausen
Musiol, BogdanBogdan Musiol
Gerhardt, Hans-JürgenHans-Jürgen Gerhardt
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Gold Petzold, BarbaraBarbara Petzold Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Gold Rostock, MarliesMarlies Rostock
Anding, CarolaCarola Anding
Hesse-Schmidt, VeronikaVeronika Hesse-Schmidt
Petzold, BarbaraBarbara Petzold
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 × 5 km relay
 Gold Pötzsch, AnettAnett Pötzsch Figure skating Women's singles
 Gold Glass, BernhardBernhard Glass Luge Men's individual
 Gold Rinn, HansHans Rinn
Hahn, NorbertNorbert Hahn
Luge Men's doubles
 Gold Wehling, UlrichUlrich Wehling Nordic combined Men's individual
 Gold Kania-Enke, KarinKarin Kania-Enke Speed skating Women's 500m
 Silver Ullrich, FrankFrank Ullrich Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Silver Jung, MathiasMathias Jung
Siebert, KlausKlaus Siebert
Ullrich, FrankFrank Ullrich
Rösch, EberhardEberhard Rösch
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Silver Germeshausen, BernhardBernhard Germeshausen
Gerhardt, Hans-JürgenHans-Jürgen Gerhardt
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Silver Hoffmann, JanJan Hoffmann Figure skating Men's singles
 Silver Sollman, MelittaMelitta Sollman Luge Women's individual
 Silver Deckert, ManfredManfred Deckert Ski jumping Men's normal hill
 Silver Becker, SabineSabine Becker Speed skating Women's 3000m
 Bronze Rösch, EberhardEberhard Rösch Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Bronze Nehmer, MeinhardMeinhard Nehmer
Musiol, BogdanBogdan Musiol
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Bronze Schönau, HorstHorst Schönau
Wetzig, RolandRoland Wetzig
Richter, DetlefDetlef Richter
Kirchner, AndreasAndreas Kirchner
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Bronze Mager, ManuelaManuela Mager
Bewersdorff, UweUwe Bewersdorff
Figure skating Pairs
 Bronze Winkler, KonradKonrad Winkler Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Albrecht, SylviaSylvia Albrecht Speed skating Women's 1000m
 Bronze Becker, SabineSabine Becker Speed skating Women's 1500m

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Mathias Jung 4 35:50.36 21
Klaus Siebert 2 33:32.76 4
Frank Ullrich 2 32:10.69 1st, gold medalist(s)
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Klaus Siebert 1'07:48.71 6 1'13:48.71 15
Eberhard Rösch 1'09:11.73 2 1'11:11.73 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Frank Ullrich 1'05:27.79 3 1'08:27.79 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Mathias Jung
Klaus Siebert
Frank Ullrich
Eberhard Rösch
3 1'34:56.99 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

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 Meinhard Nehmer
Bogdan Musiol
Two-man 1:02.39 3 1:02.88 4 1:02.86 3 1:02.95 4 4:11.08 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
GDR-2 Bernhard Germeshausen
Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt
Two-man 1:02.58 4 1:02.48 1 1:03.31 9 1:02.56 2 4:10.93 2nd, silver 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
Bernhard Germeshausen
Bogdan Musiol
Hans-Jürgen Gerhardt
Four-man 59.86 1 1:00.03 1 59.73 1 1:00.30 2 3:59.92 1st, gold medalist(s)
GDR-2 Horst Schönau
Roland Wetzig
Detlef Richter
Andreas Kirchner
Four-man 1:00.24 2 1:00.35 2 1:00.04 3 1:00.34 3 4:00.97 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Alf-Gerd Deckert 45:00.40 37
30 km Alf-Gerd Deckert 1'30:05.17 9
50 km Alf-Gerd Deckert 2'38:13.53 26
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Ute Nesstler 15:53.38 16
Marlies Rostock 15:36.28 9
Veronika Hesse-Schmidt 15:31.83 7
Barbara Petzold 15:23.62 4
10 km Carola Anding 31:45.82 12
Veronika Hesse-Schmidt 31:29.14 8
Marlies Rostock 31:28.79 7
Barbara Petzold 30:31.54 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Marlies Rostock
Carola Anding
Veronika Hesse-Schmidt
Barbara Petzold
1'02:11.10 1st, gold medalist(s)

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Hermann Schulz 9 9 13 166.70 98 11
Jan Hoffmann 1 2 2 189.72 15 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Anett Pötzsch 1 4 3 189.00 11 1st, gold medalist(s)
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Sabine Baeß
Tassilo Thierbach
6 6 136.00 53 6
Manuela Mager
Uwe Bewersdorff
4 3 140.52 33 3rd, bronze 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 43.802 6 1:24.301 26 DNF DNF
Bernhard Glass 43.609 4 43.780 2 43.925 3 43.482 1 2:54.796 1st, gold medalist(s)
Dettlef Günther 43.199 1 43.555 1 46.879 23 43.530 2 2:57.163 4

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hans Rinn
Norbert Hahn
39.303 1 40.028 2 1:19.331 1st, gold medalist(s)
Bernd Hahn
Ulli Hahn
39.972 8 39.942 1 1:19.914 4
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Margit Schumann 39.611 7 39.715 6 39.567 4 39.262 2 2:38.255 6
Ilona Brand 39.393 4 39.506 4 39.700 6 39.516 6 2:38.115 5
Melitta Sollman 39.289 2 39.640 5 39.360 2 39.368 3 2:37.657 2nd, silver medalist(s)

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
Uwe Dotzauer Individual 80.5 81.0 217.6 4 49:52.4 200.815 13 418.415 5
Ulrich Wehling 80.0 85.0 227.2 1 49:24.5 205.000 9 432.200 1st, gold medalist(s)
Gunter Schmieder 79.0 80.0 201.7 11 49:42.0 202.375 11 404.075 8
Konrad Winkler 81.0 83.5 214.5 5 48:45.7 210.820 8 425.320 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Henry Glaß Normal hill 81.0 114.8 81.5 116.6 231.4 15
Martin Weber 83.0 118.5 83.5 118.3 236.8 11
Jochen Danneberg 83.5 118.8 77.0 103.9 222.7 20
Manfred Deckert 85.0 121.7 88.0 127.5 249.2 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Harald Duschek Large hill 95.5 98.9 95.0 99.7 198.6 33
Henry Glaß 98.5 105.6 110.5 126.4 232.0 11
Manfred Deckert 102.0 111.0 100.0 108.2 219.2 20
Klaus Ostwald 107.0 119.0 98.5 106.1 225.1 15

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Andreas Dietel 39.21 13
Steffen Doering 39.06 11
1000 m Steffen Doering 1:21.19 26
Andreas Dietel 1:17.71 7
1500 m Andreas Ehrig 1:59.47 9
Andreas Dietel 1:57.14 4
5000 m Andreas Ehrig 7:14.56 10
10,000 m Andreas Dietel 15:15.03 15
Andreas Ehrig 14:51.94 8
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Christa Luding-Rothenburger 43.60 12
Cornelia Jacob 42.98 6
Karin Kania-Enke 41.78 OR 1st, gold medalist(s)
1000 m Christa Luding-Rothenburger 1:29.69 18
Karin Kania-Enke 1:26.66 4
Sylvia Albrecht 1:26.46 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
1500 m Sylvia Albrecht 2:14.27 9
Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich 2:13.05 6
Sabine Becker 2:12.38 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
3000 m Sylvia Albrecht 4:47.76 14
Andrea Ehrig-Schöne-Mitscherlich 4:37.69 4
Sabine Becker 4:32.79 2nd, silver medalist(s)

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