Germany at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Germany at the
1998 Winter Olympics
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IOC codeGER
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de ‹See Tfd›(in German) ‹See Tfd›(in English) ‹See Tfd›(in French)
in Nagano
Competitors125 (78 men, 47 women) in 14 sports
Flag bearer Jochen Behle (cross-country skiing)
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
12
Silver
9
Bronze
8
Total
29
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)
 East Germany (1968–1988)
 West Germany (1968–1988)

Germany competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Georg Hackl Luge Men's individual 9 February
 Gold Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Speed skating Women's 3000 m 11 February
 Gold Silke Kraushaar Luge Women's individual 11 February
 Gold Nicola Thost Snowboarding Women's halfpipe 12 February
 Gold Stefan Krauße
Jan Behrendt
Luge Men's doubles 13 February
 Gold Katja Seizinger Alpine skiing Women's downhill 16 February
 Gold Katja Seizinger Alpine skiing Women's combined 17 February
 Gold Hilde Gerg Alpine skiing Women's slalom 19 February
 Gold Uschi Disl
Martina Zellner
Katrin Apel
Petra Behle
Biathlon Women's 4 × 7.5 km relay 19 February
 Gold Claudia Pechstein Speed skating Women's 5000 m 20 February
 Gold Ricco Groß
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck
Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay 21 February
 Gold Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
Marco Jakobs
Olaf Hampel
Bobsleigh Four-man 21 February
 Silver Heidi Renoth Snowboarding Women's giant slalom 10 February
 Silver Tatjana Mittermayer Freestyle skiing Women's moguls 11 February
 Silver Claudia Pechstein Speed skating Women's 3000 m 11 February
 Silver Barbara Niedernhuber Luge Women's individual 11 February
 Silver Uschi Disl Biathlon Women's 7.5 km sprint 15 February
 Silver Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Speed skating Women's 1500 m 16 February
 Silver Sven Hannawald
Martin Schmitt
Hansjörg Jäkle
Dieter Thoma
Ski jumping Men's team large hill (K120) 17 February
 Silver Martina Ertl Alpine skiing Women's combined 17 February
 Silver Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Speed skating Women's 5000 m 20 February
 Bronze Uschi Disl Biathlon Women's 15 km 9 February
 Bronze Jens Müller Luge Men's individual 9 February
 Bronze Mandy Wötzel
Ingo Steuer
Figure skating Pairs 10 February
 Bronze Anni Friesinger Speed skating Women's 3000 m 11 February
 Bronze Katrin Apel Biathlon Women's 7.5 km sprint 15 February
 Bronze Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
Bobsleigh Two-man 15 February
 Bronze Hilde Gerg Alpine skiing Women's combined 17 February
 Bronze Katja Seizinger Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom 20 February

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Markus Eberle Giant slalom 1:24.01 DNF DNF
Markus Eberle Slalom DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Regina Häusl Downhill DNF
Hilde Gerg 1:29.96 9
Katrin Gutensohn 1:29.96 9
Katja Seizinger 1:29.89 1st, gold medalist(s)
Hilde Gerg Super-G 1:18.59 10
Martina Ertl 1:18.46 7
Katja Seizinger 1:18.44 6
Regina Häusl 1:18.27 4
Regina Häusl Giant slalom 1:26.37 1:38.20 3:04.57 30
Hilde Gerg 1:21.45 1:34.44 2:55.89 13
Martina Ertl 1:20.38 1:32.34 2:52.72 4
Katja Seizinger 1:20.19 1:32.42 2:52.61 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Monika Bergmann Slalom 47.78 47.21 1:34.99 9
Martina Ertl 46.22 46.69 1:32.91 4
Hilde Gerg 45.89 46.51 1:32.40 1st, gold medalist(s)

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Total time Rank
Monika Bergmann 1:33.35 37.41 35.08 2:45.84 12
Hilde Gerg 1:29.92 36.52 35.06 2:41.50 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Martina Ertl 1:29.76 36.45 34.71 2:40.92 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Katja Seizinger 1:28.52 37.14 35.08 2:40.74 1st, gold medalist(s)

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Carsten Heymann 2 30:09.6 34
Sven Fischer 2 29:47.1 29
Ricco Groß 1 29:13.9 17
Frank Luck 1 28:40.3 7
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Jan Wüstenfeld 57:07.9 4 1'01:07.9 32
Sven Fischer 56:26.1 3 59:26.1 16
Peter Sendel 57:30.3 1 58:30.3 8
Ricco Groß 57:15.4 1 58:15.4 6
Men's 4 × 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Ricco Groß
Peter Sendel
Sven Fischer
Frank Luck
0 1'21:36.2 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
7.5 km Sprint Martina Zellner 2 25:09.8 30
Petra Behle 2 24:09.9 16
Katrin Apel 1 23:32.4 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Uschi Disl 1 23:08.7 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
15 km Katja Beer 57:26.4 4 1'01:26.4 39
Petra Behle 58:29.7 1 59:29.7 27
Martina Zellner 52:46.3 4 56:46.3 10
Uschi Disl 54:17.9 1 55:17.9 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Women's 4 × 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Uschi Disl
Martina Zellner
Katrin Apel
Petra Behle
0 1'40:13.6 1st, gold medalist(s)
1 A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2 One minute added 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
GER-1 Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
Two-man 54.82 7 54.62 6 54.11 1 54.34 3 3:37.89 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
GER-2 Dirk Wiese
Marco Jakobs
Two-man 54.83 8 54.66 8 54.63 11 54.76 13 3:38.88 11
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
GER-1 Harald Czudaj
Torsten Voss
Steffen Görmer
Alexander Szelig
Four-man 53.12 7 53.50 7 53.70 2 2:40.32 8
GER-2 Christoph Langen
Markus Zimmermann
Marco Jakobs
Olaf Hampel
Four-man 52.70 1 52.90 1 53.81 8 2:39.41 1st, gold medalist(s)

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km
C
Jochen Behle 29:55.9 40
René Sommerfeldt 29:52.5 38
Johann Mühlegg 29:12.3 27
Andreas Schlütter 28:48.0 16
15 km
pursuit1
F
René Sommerfeldt 43:49.5 29
Johann Mühlegg 41:48.3 17
Andreas Schlütter 41:08.3 12
30 km
C
Jochen Behle DNF
Torald Rein 1'49:06.7 57
Andreas Schlütter 1'40:27.1 21
50 km
F
Andreas Schlütter 2'17:52.1 36
René Sommerfeldt 2'16:19.9 26
Johann Mühlegg 2'07:25.3 7
1 Starting delay based on 10 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Andreas Schlütter
Jochen Behle
René Sommerfeldt
Johann Mühlegg
1'43:16.1 8
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Sigrid Wille 19:15.6 38
Anke Reschwamm-Schulze 19:14.7 37
Constanze Blum 19:02.4 30
Kati Wilhelm 18:56.9 26
10 km
pursuit2
F
Sigrid Wille 34:15.1 54
Kati Wilhelm 31:54.0 32
Anke Reschwamm-Schulze 31:53.4 31
Constanze Blum 31:28.5 26
15 km
C
Anke Reschwamm-Schulze 51:54.0 38
Manuela Henkel 51:53.4 36
Sigrid Wille 51:19.3 28
Constanze Blum 50:30.3 21
30 km
F
Manuela Henkel DNF
Constanze Blum 1'31:52.9 31
Anke Reschwamm-Schulze 1'30:54.6 26
Kati Wilhelm 1'28:27.7 16
2 Starting delay based on 5 km results.
C = Classical style, F = Freestyle
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Kati Wilhelm
Manuela Henkel
Constanze Blum
Anke Reschwamm-Schulze
56:55.4 5

Curling[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Top four teams advanced to semi-finals.

Country Skip W L
 Canada Mike Harris 6 1
 Norway Eigil Ramsfjell 5 2
 Switzerland Patrick Hürlimann 5 2
 United States Tim Somerville 3 4
 Japan Makoto Tsuruga 3 4
 Sweden Peja Lindholm 3 4
 Great Britain Douglas Dryburgh 2 5
 Germany 8th Andy Kapp 1 6
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Germany 4–7   Switzerland
 Germany 5–7  Norway
 Germany 6–7  Sweden
 Germany 6–10  Canada
 United States 8–5  Germany
 United Kingdom 4–7  Germany
 Japan 7–5  Germany

Contestants

Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
Andy Kapp Uli Kapp Michael Schäffer Holger Höhne Oliver Axnick

Women's tournament[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Top four teams advanced to semi-finals.

Country Skip W L
 Canada Sandra Schmirler 6 1
 Sweden Elisabet Gustafson 6 1
 Denmark Helena Blach Lavrsen 5 2
 Great Britain Kirsty Hay 4 3
 Japan Mayumi Ohkutsu 2 5
 Norway Dordi Nordby 2 5
 United States Lisa Schoeneberg 2 5
 Germany 8th Andrea Schöpp 1 6
Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Germany 5–6  Denmark
 Germany 2–9  Japan
 Germany 5–8  United States
 Norway 6–7  Germany
 Germany 3–8  Sweden
 United Kingdom 6–5  Germany
 Canada 8–5  Germany

Contestants

Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
Andrea Schöpp Monika Wagner Natalie Nessler Heike Wieländer Carine Meidele

Figure skating[edit]

Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Peggy Schwarz
Mirko Mueller
9 8 12.5 9
Mandy Wötzel
Ingo Steuer
2 3 4.0 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD1 CD2 OD FD TFP Rank
Kati Winkler
René Lohse
11 11 9 10 19.8 10

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Gabriele Rauscher Moguls 35.20 22.11 12 Q 34.13 23.59 11
Sandra Schmitt 33.92 22.63 6 Q 33.50 23.67 9
Tatjana Mittermayer 34.69 23.07 3 Q 33.50 24.62 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Ice hockey[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Top team (shaded) advanced to the first round.

Team GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
 Belarus 3 2 0 1 14 4 +10 5
 Germany 3 2 1 0 7 9 -2 4
 France 3 1 2 0 5 8 -3 2
 Japan 3 0 2 1 5 10 -5 1

All times are local (UTC-7).

7 February 1998Germany 3 – 1
(0-0, 1-0, 2-1)
 JapanThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 9,861
9 February 1998Germany 2 – 8
(0-2, 2-3, 0-3)
 BelarusThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 8,063
10 February 1998France 0 – 2
(0-0, 0-1, 0-1)
 GermanyThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 3,916

Consolation round[edit]

All times are local (UTC-7).

12 February 1998Germany  9th4 – 2
(0-1, 1-1, 3-0)
 SlovakiaThe Big Hat/ Aqua Wing Arena, Nagano, Japan
Attendance: 8,670
  • Team roster

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Karsten Albert 50.353 12 50.172 13 50.080 11 50.499 17 3:21.104 12
Jens Müller 49.954 4 49.700 3 49.729 2 49.710 2 3:19.093 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Georg Hackl 49.619 1 49.573 1 49.614 1 49.630 1 3:18.436 1st, gold medalist(s)

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stefan Krauße
Jan Behrendt
50.592 1 50.513 3 1:41.105 1st, gold medalist(s)
Steffen Skel
Steffen Wöller
51.408 10 50.816 6 1:42.224 8
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Susi Erdmann 51.475 4 51.348 5 50.895 3 50.731 5 3:24.449 4
Barbara Niedernhuber 51.216 2 51.103 1 50.837 2 50.625 3 3:23.781 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Silke Kraushaar 51.197 1 51.178 2 50.787 1 50.617 2 3:23.779 1st, gold medalist(s)

Nordic combined[edit]

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Matthias Looß Individual 187.0 41 46:54.2 32
Josef Buchner 203.0 26 DNF
Ronny Ackermann 209.5 18 43:52.9 12
Jens Deimel 221.0 10 43:56.3 13

Men's team

Four participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping
  • 5 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country
time
Total
rank
Points Rank
Matthias Looß
Ronny Ackermann
Thorsten Schmitt
Jens Deimel
861.0 7 56:22.0 6

Short track speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round one Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Arian Nachbar 500 m 44.882 3 Did not advance
Arian Nachbar 1000 m 1:32.493 3 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round one Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Final rank
Yvonne Kunze 500 m 46.887 3 Did not advance
Susanne Busch 1:30.607 4 Did not advance
Susanne Busch 1000 m 1:38.379 3 Did not advance
Yvonne Kunze 1:44.870 3 Did not advance
Susanne Busch
Anne Eckner
Yvonne Kunze
Katrin Weber
3000 m relay 4:38.776 4 QB 4:37.110 8

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Points Rank
Hansjörg Jäkle Normal hill 82.0 99.5 19 Q 82.5 101.0 200.5 17
Martin Schmitt 82.0 100.0 18 Q 82.0 99.5 199.5 19
Sven Hannawald 83.5 103.0 13 Q 84.0 104.5 207.5 14
Dieter Thoma 84.5 106.0 12 Q 83.0 102.5 208.5 13
Hansjörg Jäkle Large hill 92.0 61.1 57 Did not advance
Sven Hannawald 100.0 78.0 48 Did not advance
Dieter Thoma 114.0 105.2 22 Q 128.0 130.4 235.6 12
Martin Schmitt 118.5 112.3 11 Q 123.0 121.4 233.7 14
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Sven Hannawald
Martin Schmitt
Hansjörg Jäkle
Dieter Thoma
897.4 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1 Four teams members performed two jumps each.

Snowboarding[edit]

Men's giant slalom
Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Bernd Kroschewski 1:03.53 DSQ DSQ
Dieter Moherndl 1:03.03 1:07.00 2:10.03 14
Men's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Xaver Hoffmann 28.3 32 38.2 9 Did not advance
Women's giant slalom
Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Burgl Heckmair DNF DNF
Sandra Farmand 1:14.39 1:08.71 2:23.10 9
Heidi Renoth 1:11.92 1:07.25 2:19.17 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women's halfpipe
Athlete Qualifying round 1 Qualifying round 2 Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Sandra Farmand 22.1 25 DNF Did not advance
Sabine Wehr-Hasler 29.5 15 30.5 11 Did not advance
Nicola Thost 30.6 13 37.4 1 QF 74.6 1st, gold medalist(s)

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Peter Adeberg 36.92 31 DNF DNF
Christian Breuer 36.78 26 36.41 15 73.19 19
Michael Künzel 36.56 15 36.19 8 72.75 11
1000 m Christian Breuer 1:12.33 16
Peter Adeberg 1:11.90 9
1500 m René Taubenrauch 1:54.91 38
Frank Dittrich 1:53.64 33
Peter Adeberg 1:51.50 13
Christian Breuer 1:50.96 9
5000 m Alexander Baumgärtel 6:39.44 13
René Taubenrauch 6:35.21 6
Frank Dittrich 6:32.17 5
10,000 m René Taubenrauch 13:52.10 11
Alexander Baumgärtel 13:48.44 10
Frank Dittrich 13:36.58 6
Women
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 m Anke Baier-Loef 39.73 16 39.75 16 79.48 15
Sabine Völker 39.19 10 39.00 6 78.19 7
Monique Garbrecht 39.11 7 39.34 10 78.45 8
Franziska Schenk 38.88 5 38.57 4 77.45 4
1000 m Franziska Schenk DNF
Anke Baier-Loef 1:19.42 16
Monique Garbrecht 1:18.76 10
Sabine Völker 1:17.54 4
1500 m Claudia Pechstein 1:59.46 7
Anni Friesinger 1:59.20 5
Gunda Niemann 1:58.66 2nd, silver medalist(s)
3000 m Anni Friesinger 4:09.44 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Claudia Pechstein 4:08.47 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Gunda Niemann 4:07.29 OR 1st, gold medalist(s)
5000 m Heike Warnicke 7:30.83 14
Gunda Niemann 6:59.65 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Claudia Pechstein 6:59.61 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)

References[edit]