Jörg Hoffmann (swimmer)

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Jörg Hoffmann
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Jörg Hoffmann 1990
Personal information
Full name Jörg Hoffmann
Nationality  East Germany (until 1990)
Born (1970-01-29) 29 January 1970 (age 47)
Schwedt, Brandenburg, East Germany
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club ASK Vorwärts Oberhof
WSV Oberhof

Jörg Hoffmann (born 29 January 1970 in Schwedt an der Oder) is a former freestyle swimmer from Germany, who won the bronze medal in the 1500 m freestyle at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in Seoul 1988 as a member of the East German team.

A long distance specialist, Höffmann won the European title in the 1500 m freestyle four times in a row; the first one came in 1989 in Bonn, the last one in 1995 in Vienna.

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Preceded by
Vladimir Salnikov
Men's 1500 metres freestyle
world record holder (long course)

13 January 1991 – 5 April 1992
Succeeded by
Kieren Perkins