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Hermann Weinbuch

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHermann•Weinbuch
Used nameHermann•Weinbuch
Born22 March 1960 in Bischofswiesen, Bayern (GER)
Measurements178 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsSK Berchtesgaden, Berchtesgaden (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

Hermann Weinbuch was a West German Nordic combined athlete and ski jumper who earned World Championship titles with the team in 1985 and 1987. He also became the individual World Champion in 1985 and added a bronze medal in 1987. At three consecutive Winter Games from 1980-88 he missed the podium but finished eighth in 1984 as his best result. In the 1985/86 season Weinbuch won the overall World Cup. In his youth he won the Youth Worlds in 1978 and 1979.

After his active career, in which he was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1987, Weinbuch started a coaching career. He was also awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, Germany’s highest sports award. In 1996 he was named chief coach of the German Nordic combined team. His father Hermann Weinbuch was a long-time sports administrator with the German and the International Skiing Federations.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) FRG Hermann Weinbuch
Individual, Men (Olympic) 16
Ski Jumping (Skiing) FRG Hermann Weinbuch
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 48
1984 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) FRG Hermann Weinbuch
Individual, Men (Olympic) 8
1988 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) FRG Hermann Weinbuch
Individual, Men (Olympic) 29

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