Internet search
Name News
English German

Ulrich Wehling

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameUlrich•Wehling
Used nameUlrich•Wehling
Born8 July 1952 in Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements183 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsSC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
NOC(s) East Germany

Biography

Ulrich Wehling won the Olympic Nordic combined gold medal at the Winter Olympics of 1972, 1976, and 1980, making him one of only three men (Gillis Grafström [figure skating] and Georg Hackl [luge] the others) to win the same individual event three times consecutively at the Winter Games. Wehling’s international career began in 1971 when he won the European Junior title. His major career accomplishments were his Olympic titles, although he won the 1974 World Championship in Nordic Combined as well.

He later became an official with the Fédération International de Ski (FIS). He married the luger Eva-Maria Wernicke in 1976. The same year he was awarded the Holmenkollenmedaljen. The couple later emigrated to Switzerland after German reunification. In 1982 he received the Olympic Order in bronze.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1972 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold GDR Ulrich Wehling
1976 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold GDR Ulrich Wehling
1980 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold GDR Ulrich Wehling

Olympic family relations

Special Notes