West Germany at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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West Germany at the Olympic Games

Flag of Germany
IOC code   FRG
At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary
Competitors 90 (71 men, 19 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearer Peter Angerer (biathlon)
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
2
Total
8
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Germany (1896–1936, 1952, 1992–)
Saar (1952)
Unified Team of Germany (1956–1964)

West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) competed at the Winter Olympic Games for the last time as a separate nation at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Following German reunification in 1990, a single German team would compete in the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Kiehl, MarinaMarina Kiehl Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Gold Müller, ThomasThomas Müller
Pohl, Hans-PeterHans-Peter Pohl
Schwarz, HubertHubert Schwarz
Nordic combined Men's team
 Silver Wörndl, FrankFrank Wörndl Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Silver Kinshofer-Güthlein, ChristaChrista Kinshofer-Güthlein Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Silver Reiter, ErnstErnst Reiter
Höck, StefanStefan Höck
Angerer, PeterPeter Angerer
Fischer, FritzFritz Fischer
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Silver Hackl, GeorgGeorg Hackl Luge Men's individual
 Bronze Kinshofer-Güthlein, ChristaChrista Kinshofer-Güthlein Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Bronze Schwab, ThomasThomas Schwab
Staudinger, WolfgangWolfgang Staudinger
Luge Men's doubles

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Peter Dürr Downhill 2:04.32 21
Hansjörg Tauscher 2:04.31 20
Hannes Zehentner 2:03.23 13
Markus Wasmeier 2:02.03 6
Michael Eder Super-G DNF
Markus Wasmeier DNF
Peter Roth DNF
Frank Wörndl DNF
Peter Roth Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Armin Bittner 1:08.56 1:04.71 2:13.27 26
Markus Wasmeier 1:06.60 1:05.09 2:11.69 19
Frank Wörndl 1:06.10 1:03.12 2:09.22 8
Peter Roth Slalom DNF DNF
Armin Bittner DNF DNF
Florian Beck 53.11 48.33 1:41.44 10
Frank Wörndl 50.99 48.54 1:39.53 2nd

Men's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Armin Bittner 1:55.42 42.82 42.82 99.65 11
Markus Wasmeier 1:49.32 45.32 44.52 65.44 7
Hannes Zehentner 1:49.16 59.52 47.33 197.87 22
Peter Dürr 1:48.30 49.84 48.84 123.92 17
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Time Time Rank
Christina Meier-Höck Downhill 1:29.30 21
Michaela Gerg-Leitner 1:27.83 13
Regine Mösenlechner 1:27.16 7
Marina Kiehl 1:25.86 1st
Marina Kiehl Super-G 1:21.11 13
Michaela Gerg-Leitner 1:20.98 10
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 1:20.98 10
Regine Mösenlechner 1:20.33 4
Marina Kiehl Giant Slalom 1:02.11 DNF DNF
Michaela Gerg-Leitner 1:00.81 DNF DNF
Christina Meier-Höck 1:00.43 1:07.45 2:07.88 5
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 59.98 1:07.44 2:07.42 2nd
Anette Gersch Slalom DNF DNF
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 49.84 48.56 1:38.40 3rd

Women's combined

Athlete Downhill Slalom Total
Time Time 1 Time 2 Points Rank
Michaela Gerg-Leitner DSQ DSQ
Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein 1:19.83 DNF DNF
Karin Dedler 1:18.80 43.38 45.65 105.18 14
Ulrike Stanggassinger 1:17.92 42.68 43.93 71.51 9

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Misses 1 Time Rank
10 km Sprint Stefan Höck 3 27:26.2 26
Ernst Reiter 2 26:50.2 19
Fritz Fischer 1 26:25.9 12
Peter Angerer 2 26:13.2 10
Event Athlete Time Misses Adjusted time 2 Rank
20 km Ernst Reiter 56:54.8 5 1'01:54.8 29
Fritz Fischer 56:04.5 5 1'01:04.5 23
Herbert Fritzenwenger 56:27.8 4 1'00:27.8 17
Peter Angerer 55:46.7 3 58:46.7 10
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 1 Time Rank
Ernst Reiter
Stefan Höck
Peter Angerer
Fritz Fischer
0 1'23:37.4 2nd

1A penalty loop of 150 metres had to be skied per missed target.
2One 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
FRG-1 Anton Fischer
Christoph Langen
Two-man 57.58 6 59.70 10 1:00.06 6 59.28 7 3:56.62 7
FRG-2 Michael Sperr
Rolf Müller
Two-man 57.47 5 1:00.09 16 1:00.42 11 59.86 14 3:57.84 11
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRG-1 Michael Sperr
Olaf Hampel
Florian Cruciger
Rolf Müller
Four-man 57.58 19 58.04 13 56.41 4 58.14 15 3:50.17 14
FRG-2 Anton Fischer
Franz Nießner
Uwe Eisenreich
Christoph Langen
Four-man 57.02 9 57.75 10 56.71 11 58.07 12 3:49.55 11

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km
C
Walter Kuß 44:29.0 27
Jochen Behle 43:59.7 23
30 km
C
Stefan Dotzler 1'33:06.1 40
Jochen Behle 1'30:08.3 23
50 km
F
Walter Kuß DNF
Georg Fischer 2'13:31.3 34
Herbert Fritzenwenger 2'13:27.6 33

C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Walter Kuß
Georg Fischer
Jochen Behle
Herbert Fritzenwenger
1'48:05.0 7
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km
C
Sonja Bilgeri 17:33.2 48
Birgit Kohlrusch 17:10.3 44
Stefanie Birkelbach 17:09.1 43
Karin Jäger 16:28.0 28
10 km
C
Sonja Bilgeri 35:07.0 44
Karin Jäger 32:09.5 24
20 km
F
Sonja Bilgeri DNF
Stefanie Birkelbach 1'04:40.5 45
Birgit Kohlrusch 1'03:16.2 41
Karin Jäger 1'02:34.6 35

C = Classical style, F = Freestyle

Women's 4 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Stefanie Birkelbach
Karin Jäger
Birgit Kohlrusch
Sonja Bilgeri
1'05:48.6 11

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Richard Zander 9 17 11 23.2 11
Heiko Fischer 4 11 10 16.8 9
Women
Athlete CF SP FS TFP Rank
Marina Kielmann 12 11 10 19.6 10
Claudia Leistner 6 9 6 13.2 6
Pairs
Athletes SP FS TFP Rank
Brigitte Groh
Holger Maletz
13 11 17.5 11
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD OD FD TFP Rank
Antonia Becherer
Ferdinand Becherer
9 9 9 18.0 9

Ice hockey[edit]

Group B[edit]

Top three teams (shaded ones) entered the medal round.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 32 10 10
 West Germany 5 4 1 0 19 12 8
 Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 23 14 6
 United States 5 2 3 0 27 27 4
 Austria 5 0 4 1 12 29 1
 Norway 5 0 4 1 11 32 1
  • West Germany 2-1 Czechoslovakia
  • West Germany 7-3 Norway
  • Austria 1-3 West Germany
  • West Germany 3-6 Soviet Union
  • West Germany 4-1 USA

Final round[edit]

The top three teams from each group play the top three teams from the other group once. Points from previous games against their own group carry over.

Pld W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 5 4 1 0 25 7 8
 Finland 5 3 1 1 18 10 7
 Sweden 5 2 1 2 15 16 6
 Canada 5 2 2 1 17 14 5
 West Germany 5th 5 1 4 0 8 26 2
 Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 12 22 2
  • Finland 8-0 West Germany
  • Canada 8-1 West Germany
  • Sweden 3-2 West Germany

Leading scorers[edit]

Rk GP G A Pts PIM
10th Gerd Truntschka 8 3 7 10 10

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
Max Burghardtswieser 46.874 13 46.949 11 47.083 14 47.280 15 3:08.186 13
Johannes Schettel 46.725 9 46.928 10 46.805 7 46.913 8 3:07.371 7
Georg Hackl 46.355 2 46.553 2 46.599 4 46.409 2 3:05.916 2nd

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Thomas Schwab
Wolfgang Staudinger
46.024 4 46.250 5 1:32.274 3rd
Stefan Ilsanker
Georg Hackl
46.054 5 46.244 4 1:32.298 4
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Veronika Bilgeri 46.321 4 46.375 4 46.369 4 46.605 7 3:05.670 4

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Men's individual

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Best two out of three jumps.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Points Rank
Hermann Weinbuch Individual 179.6 39 5:26.0 44:26.4 387.390 29
Thomas Müller 190.4 31 4:14.0 44:02.7 390.945 25
Hans-Peter Pohl 204.3 15 2:41.4 44:23.9 387.775 28
Hubert Schwarz 219.2 2 1:02.0 42:35.8 403.980 13

Men's Team

Three participants per team.

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps per team member per round, best two rounds counted.)
  • 10 km cross-country skiing (Start delay, based on ski jumping results.)
Athletes Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Points Rank Start at Time Rank
Thomas Müller
Hans-Peter Pohl
Hubert Schwarz
629.8 1 0:00.0 1'20:46.0 1st

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Dieter Thoma Normal hill 75.0 78.1 74.0 76.0 154.1 55
Josef Heumann 77.0 84.3 80.0 92.1 176.4 31
Andi Bauer 78.5 87.2 79.5 90.3 177.5 29
Thomas Klauser 80.5 94.4 71.0 70.7 165.1 47
Josef Heumann Large hill 102.0 90.7 95.0 76.4 167.1 36
Andi Bauer 103.0 94.1 93.5 75.8 169.9 34
Peter Rohwein 106.0 96.3 96.0 81.3 177.6 25
Thomas Klauser 114.5 111.7 102.5 93.4 205.1 4
Men's team large hill
Athletes Result
Points 1 Rank
Andi Bauer
Peter Rohwein
Thomas Klauser
Josef Heumann
559.0 6

1Four teams members performed two jumps each. The best three were counted.

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Uwe Streb 38.03 27
Hans-Peter Oberhuber 37.73 20
1000 m Uwe Streb DSQ
Hans-Peter Oberhuber 1:16.62 32
1500 m Hansjörg Baltes 1:57.08 30
5000 m Hansjörg Baltes 6:59.45 24
10,000 m Hansjörg Baltes 14:45.41 27
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Monika Gawenus-Holzner-Pflug 40.53 7
1500 m Anja Mischke 2:08.52 16
3000 m Anja Mischke 4:26.30 12

References[edit]