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Helga Hoffmann

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameHelga•Hoffmann (-Bühler)
Used nameHelga•Hoffmann
Born24 September 1937 in Alt-Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Saarland (GER)
Measurements168 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsATSV Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany

Biography

Helga Hoffmann was one of the few athletes starting for Saar and the Federal Republic of Germany. She participated in three Olympic Games from 1956-64 for the mixed German team in the long jump (placing 10th, 6th, 8th respectively), and sixth in the pentathlon in Tokyo. At the European Championships she came in 14th for the Saar in 1954, 7th for West Germany in 1958, and 4th in 1962, when she also won a bronze medal in the pentathlon. In 1966 Hoffmann added another bronze in the long jump. Domestically she was West German long jump champion in 1957, 1961-64 and 1966, and pentathlon champion in 1961, 1963 and 1964.

In 1965 and 1966 Hoffmann was named German Sportswoman of the Year, in 1965 she received the Silver Bay Leaf, and in 1966 she was awarded the Rudolf-Harbig-Gedächtnispreis (Memorial Award). She later worked for the sports department of Saarbrücken.

Personal Bests: LJ – 6.45 (1964); Pen – 4737 (1964).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Helga Hoffmann
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 10
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Helga Hoffmann
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 6
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Helga Hoffmann
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 8
Pentathlon, Women (Olympic) 6

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