Hans Hohenester

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans•Hohenester
Used nameHans•Hohenester
Born20 March 1917 in Landshut, Bayern (GER)
Died28 October 2001 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsSC Riessersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany


Hans Hohenester finished eighth in the two-man bob with Anderl Ostler at the 1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Olympics. At the 1953 World Championships at the same venue Hohenester won the silver medal in the four-man event with Ostler, Heinz Wendlinger and Rudi Erben. In 1954 Hohenester won his only West German title, in the four-man event. Hohenester later became an international referee and was a member of the jury at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games. From 1964-80 he was the West German Bobsleigh Association sports director.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) GER FRG Hans Hohenester
Two, Men (Olympic) Anderl Ostler 8

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