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Lutz Hoffmann

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLutz•Hoffmann
Used nameLutz•Hoffmann
Born30 January 1959 in Weißenfels, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Died5 December 1997 in Bad Sachsa, Niedersachsen (GER)
Measurements167 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany


Lutz Hoffmann was a member of the silver medal winning East German men’s gymnastics team at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. Individually, he finished sixth on floor and was seventh in all-around. His brother Ulf Hoffmann competed at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. In 1979 Lutz won his only national title on floor.

By profession, Lutz Hoffmann became a graduated sports teacher and gymnastics coach. After German re-unification, he worked as a sports teacher at a gymnasium at Bad Sascha, but in 1997, he committed suicide.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GDR Lutz Hoffmann
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 7
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) East Germany 2 Silver
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 6
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =8 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) =24 r1/1
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =15 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) =17 r1/1
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =11 r1/1

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