|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||11 August 1961 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)|
|Measurements||187 cm / 80 kg|
|Affiliations||SC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)|
Primarily known as a decent allrounder with good sprint distances, André Hoffmann surprisingly dominated the 1500 m in the Olympic 1988 season. After winning the first two World Cup races of the season, he went on to take that season’s 1500 m World Cup. But his biggest success came at the Olympics, where he grabbed the gold in a new world record, going 0.06 seconds below Eric Flaim’s earlier record performance.
Outside of these wins, Hoffman’s best performances were a 5th place at the 1985 European Championships, and breaking the world records in the 3000 m and small combination race in Davos that same year. In domestic competition, Hoffmann won nine single distance titles over 500 m (1986), 1000 m (1984-1988) and 1500 m (1983-1985). After his competitive retirement in 1990, Hoffmann has remained involved in speed skating as a youth coach.
Personal Bests: 500 – 37.40 (1983); 1000 – 1:13.82 (1986); 1500 – 1:52.06 (1988); 5000 – 6:56.25 (1984); 10000 – 15:00.43 (1984).
|Games||Discipline (Sport)||Event||Status||Team||Pos||Representing||2nd NOC||As|
|1984 Winter Olympics||Speed Skating (Skating)||500 metres, Men||Olympic||11||GDR||André Hoffmann|
|1,000 metres, Men||Olympic||5|
|1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||11|
|1988 Winter Olympics||Speed Skating (Skating)||500 metres, Men||Olympic||21||GDR||André Hoffmann|
|1,000 metres, Men||Olympic||=15|
|1,500 metres, Men||Olympic||1||Gold|
|1988 Winter Olympics||20 February 1988||Speed Skating (Skating)||1,500 metres, Men||Final Standings||1:52.06 WR||1|