Manfred Wolf

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameManfred•Wolf
Used nameManfred•Wolf
Born11 January 1948 in Steinbach-Hallenberg, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German ski jumper Manfred Wolf placed fifth on the large hill at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games. He also came in 38th on the normal hill. Wolf held the ski flying world record of 165.0 metres from 1969-73, which he set in Planica, Slovenia. He later became an entrepreneur in Steinbach-Hallenberg. His parents also were entrepreneurs and they had rich relatives in West Germany; therefore, Manfred Wolf was somewhat ostracized within the East German national team.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) GDR Manfred Wolf
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 38
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5