West Germany at the 1980 Winter Olympics

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West Germany at the
1980 Winter Olympics
Flag of Germany.svg
IOC code FRG
in Lake Placid
Competitors 80 (61 men, 19 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Urban Hettich (Nordic combined)
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 2 3 5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, United States.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Epple, IreneIrene Epple Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Silver Kinshofer-Güthlein, ChristaChrista Kinshofer-Güthlein Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Bronze Bernreiter, FranzFranz Bernreiter
Estner, HansHans Estner
Angerer, PeterPeter Angerer
Winkler, GerdGerd Winkler
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Bronze Lurz, DagmarDagmar Lurz Figure skating Women's singles
 Bronze Winkler, AntonAnton Winkler Luge Men's individual

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Michael Veith Downhill 1:50.00 23
Sepp Ferstl Giant Slalom 1:25.86 39 1:27.17 34 2:53.03 34
Albert Burger 1:22.59 24 1:23.53 19 2:46.12 20
Frank Wörndl 1:21.70 13 1:23.88 22 2:45.58 17
Sepp Ferstl Slalom 1:01.77 30 57.53 25 1:59.30 25
Albert Burger 56.98 24 DSQ DSQ
Frank Wörndl 55.30 13 51.89 10 1:47.19 10
Christian Neureuther 54.37 5 50.77 3 1:45.14 5
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Monika Bader Downhill 1:41.96 21
Irene Epple 1:41.68 19
Evi Mittermaier 1:41.26 17
Marianne Zechmeister 1:39.96 9
Regine Mösenlechner Giant Slalom 1:17.70 16 DNF DNF
Maria Epple 1:16.20 8 1:29.36 11 2:45.56 8
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 1:15.19 3 1:27.44 5 2:42.63 5
Irene Epple 1:14.75 2 1:27.37 4 2:42.12 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Regine Mösenlechner Slalom DNF DNF
Pamela Behr DNF DNF
Irene Epple 45.14 15 DNF DNF
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 42.74 2 43.76 2 1:26.50 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Fritz Fischer 4 36:29.87 27
Gerd Winkler 1 34:24.16 10
Peter Angerer 4 34:13.43 8
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Gerd Winkler 1'10:48.57 7 1'17:48.57 30
Alois Kanamüller 1'11:34.80 6 1'17:34.80 29
Peter Angerer 1'08:07.60 8 1'16:07.60 27
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Franz Bernreiter
Hans Estner
Peter Angerer
Gerd Winkler
2 1'37:30.26 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

1A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2One 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
FRG-1 Peter Hell
Heinz Busche
Two-man 1:03.87 12 1:03.63 7 1:02.91 4 1:03.33 7 4:13.74 8
FRG-2 Georg Großmann
Alexander Wernsdorfer
Two-man 1:03.50 7 1:04.93 20 1:03.85 13 1:03.85 10 4:16.13 12
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRG-1 Peter Hell
Hans Wagner
Heinz Busche
Walter Barfuß
Four-man 1:01.14 8 1:01.22 8 1:00.57 8 1:01.47 11 4:04.40 7
FRG-2 Alois Schnorbus
Lothar Pongratz
Jürgen Hofmann
Martin Meinberg
Four-man 1:01.54 14 1:01.47 11 1:00.93 10 1:01.21 8 4:05.15 10

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Dieter Notz 44:54.11 36
Peter Zipfel 44:38.23 26
Wolfgang Müller 44:02.54 21
Jochen Behle 43:16.05 12
30 km Peter Zipfel 1'36:06.95 40
Wolfgang Müller 1'35:37.46 37
Josef Schneider 1'34:05.33 31
Dieter Notz 1'31:58.27 22
50 km Josef Schneider 2'40:49.68 29
Franz Schöbel 2'40:25.96 28
Dieter Notz 2'37:47.41 22
Peter Zipfel 2'37:09.74 21
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Peter Zipfel
Wolfgang Müller
Dieter Notz
Jochen Behle
2'00:22.74 4
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Karin Jäger 16:38.47 32
Susi Riermeier 16:31.07 31
10 km Karin Jäger 33:01.76 26
Susi Riermeier 32:37.57 21

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Rudi Cerne 15 13 13 159.30 116 13
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Christina Riegel 17 19 18 149.50 162 18
Karin Riediger 15 13 11 166.32 120 13
Dagmar Lurz 2 5 6 183.04 28 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Christina Riegel
Andreas Nischwitz
8 8 131.70 71 8
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD FD Points Places Rank
Henriette Fröschl
Christian Steiner
10 10 178.38 94 10

Ice hockey[edit]

First round - Blue Division[edit]

     Team advanced to the Final Round
     Team advanced to Consolation Round
Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Sweden 5 4 0 1 26 7 9
 United States 5 4 0 1 25 10 9
 Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 34 16 6
 Romania 5 1 3 1 13 29 3
 West Germany 5 1 4 0 21 30 2
 Norway 5 0 4 1 9 36 1

All times are local (UTC-5).

12 February 1980
16:30
Romania  6 – 4
(1–1, 2–3, 3–0)
 West Germany Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
14 February 1980
13:30
Norway  4 – 10
(2–5, 1–3, 1–2)
 West Germany Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
16 February 1980
20:00
Sweden  5 – 2
(1–0, 4–1, 0–1)
 West Germany Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
18 February 1980
20:00
West Germany  3 – 11
(1–5, 0–5, 2–1)
 Czechoslovakia Olympic Arena, Lake Placid
20 February 1980
20:30
West Germany  2 – 4
(2–0, 0–2, 0–2)
 United States Olympic Fieldhouse, Lake Placid
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Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anton Wembacher 44.308 13 44.549 7 44.835 9 44.320 6 2:58.012 8
Gerhard Böhmer 44.010 8 44.741 9 44.305 5 44.584 9 2:57.769 7
Anton Winkler 43.885 7 44.045 5 44.310 6 44.305 4 2:56.545 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Anton Winkler
Anton Wembacher
39.916 6 40.096 5 1:20.012 6
Hans Brandner
Balthasar Schwarm
39.814 4 40.249 7 1:20.063 7
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrea Fendt 40.234 14 40.458 13 40.215 12 40.848 14 2:43.391 12
Elisabeth Demleitner 39.568 6 39.460 2 39.466 3 39.424 5 2:37.918 4

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
Hermann Weinbuch Individual 73.5 75.0 187.8 17 50:14.9 197.440 17 385.240 16
Günther Abel 72.5 78.5 184.9 18 50:53.7 191.620 22 376.520 20
Urban Hettich 75.0 71.5 174.2 23 48:09.0 216.325 4 390.525 14
Hubert Schwarz 81.0 84.5 219.6 3 51:54.2 182.545 23 402.145 9

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Hubert Schwarz Normal hill 80.0 113.2 72.0 95.9 209.1 25
Peter Leitner 81.0 114.3 77.5 108.7 223.0 19
Hermann Weinbuch Large hill 85.0 83.2 80.0 72.2 155.4 48
Hubert Schwarz 104.5 115.5 78.0 66.4 181.9 41
Peter Leitner 106.0 116.6 98.0 104.9 221.5 18

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
1000 m Herbert Schwarz 1:44.23 39
1500 m Herbert Schwarz 1:59.58 12
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Brigitte Flierl 45.28 28
Monika Gawenus-Holzner-Pflug 44.59 25
Sigrid Smuda 44.11 17
1000 m Brigitte Flierl 1:33.61 33
Sigrid Smuda 1:30.29 23
Monika Gawenus-Holzner-Pflug 1:30.13 21
1500 m Sigrid Smuda 2:18.86 22
3000 m Sigrid Smuda 4:53.55 19

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