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Jan Hoffmann

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJan•Hoffmann
Used nameJan•Hoffmann
Born26 October 1955 in Dresden, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements178 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsSC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER) / SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany

Biography

Jan Hoffmann started at four consecutive Olympic Winter Games, 1968-80, carrying the East German flag at the 1980 Lake Placid Opening Ceremony. In 1968 he was only 12 years, 111 days old to become the youngest male participant ever in Winter Olympic history (through 2018). At the 1972 Winter Olympics Hoffmann placed sixth, while in 1976 he was fourth and in 1980 won a silver medal. Hoffmann was World Champion in 1974 and 1980, was runner-up in 1977 and third in 1973, 1976 and 1979. At the Europeans, he was champion in 1974 and 1977-79, runner-up in 1980, and third in 1973 and 1976. Domestically he was East German Champion in 1971-74 and 1976-80, and runner-up in 1969-70. Hoffmann later became a member of the international jury, and was also a board member of the German Skating Union (DEU). He trained in medicine and practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon near Dresden.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GDR Jan Hoffmann
Singles, Men (Olympic) 26
1972 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GDR Jan Hoffmann
Singles, Men (Olympic) 6
1976 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GDR Jan Hoffmann
Singles, Men (Olympic) 4
1980 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GDR Jan Hoffmann
Singles, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GER Jan Hoffmann
Singles, Women (Olympic) Short Program Judge #9
Singles, Women (Olympic) Free Skating Judge #9
1998 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GER Jan Hoffmann
Singles, Women (Olympic) Short Program Judge #4
Singles, Women (Olympic) Free Skating Judge #4
2014 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GER Jan Hoffmann
Singles, Men (Olympic) Free Skating Judge #8

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1980 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony GDR Jan Hoffmann

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