West Germany at the
1976 Winter Olympics
IOC codeFRG
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de (in German, English, and French)
in Innsbruck
Competitors71 (56 men, 15 women) in 10 sports
Flag bearerWolfgang Zimmerer (bobsleigh)
Medals
Ranked 5th
Gold
2
Silver
5
Bronze
3
Total
10
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1928–1936, 1952, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

West Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Rosi Mittermaier Alpine skiing Women's downhill
 Gold Rosi Mittermaier Alpine skiing Women's slalom
 Silver Rosi Mittermaier Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Silver Wolfgang Zimmerer
Manfred Schumann
Bobsleigh Two-man
 Silver Josef Fendt Luge Men's individual
 Silver Hans Brandner
Balthasar Schwarm
Luge Men's doubles
 Silver Urban Hettich Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Wolfgang Zimmerer
Peter Utzschneider
Bodo Bittner
Manfred Schumann
Bobsleigh Four-man
 Bronze West Germany men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Elisabeth Demleitner Luge Women's individual

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Wolfgang Junginger Downhill 1:50.48 29
Michael Veith 1:49.02 22
Sepp Ferstl 1:48.41 17
Peter Fischer 1:48.18 15
Christian Neureuther Giant Slalom 1:52.29 37 1:51.73 29 3:44.02 30
Sepp Ferstl 1:49.98 30 1:51.54 28 3:41.52 28
Wolfgang Junginger 1:49.79 29 1:46.23 14 3:36.02 19
Albert Burger 1:47.32 12 1:45.36 11 3:32.68 10
Sepp Ferstl Slalom 1:06.32 29 1:08.02 20 2:14.34 20
Albert Burger 1:03.38 17 1:06.93 16 2:10.31 15
Christian Neureuther 1:01.70 8 1:04.86 5 2:06.56 5
Wolfgang Junginger 1:00.95 3 1:06.13 11 2:07.08 6
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Maria Epple Downhill 1:51.41 23
Evi Mittermaier 1:49.23 13
Irene Epple 1:48.91 10
Rosi Mittermaier 1:46.16 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Maria Epple Giant Slalom 1:33.02 24
Irene Epple 1:31.46 15
Evi Mittermaier 1:30.64 8
Rosi Mittermaier 1:29.25 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Monika Berwein Slalom 49.17 14 DNF DNF
Christa Zechmeister 48.20 8 45.52 6 1:33.72 7
Rosi Mittermaier 46.77 2 43.77 1 1:30.54 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Pamela Behr 46.88 1 45.63 7 1:32.31 5

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Alois Kanamüller 1'17:25.26 8 1'25:25.26 34
Josef Niedermeier 1'18:33.63 5 1'23:33.63 26
Heinrich Mehringer 1'16:49.15 2 1'18:49.15 11

1One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.

Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Heinrich Mehringer
Gerd Winkler
Josef Keck
Claus Gehrke
4 2'04:11.86 4

2A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Bobsleigh

Main article: Bobsleigh at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRG-1 Wolfgang Zimmerer
Manfred Schumann
Two-man 56.09 2 56.31 3 56.26 2 56.33 2 3:44.99 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
FRG-2 Georg Heibl
Fritz Ohlwärter
Two-man 56.36 4 56.43 4 56.59 5 56.75 6 3:46.13 5
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
FRG-1 Wolfgang Zimmerer
Peter Utzschneider
Bodo Bittner
Manfred Schumann
Four-man 54.82 3 54.87 3 55.53 3 56.15 3 3:41.37 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
FRG-2 Georg Heibl
Hans Morant
Siegfried Radandt
Fritz Ohlwärter
Four-man 54.92 4 54.98 4 55.70 5 56.87 8 3:42.47 5

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Hans Speicher 48:28.90 45
Franz Betz 47:39.15 38
Georg Kandlinger 47:20.13 31
Georg Zipfel 45:38.10 7
30 km Walter Demel 1'37:44.17 40
Hans Speicher 1'36:52.45 36
Franz Betz 1'34:55.54 18
Georg Zipfel 1'34:04.71 14
50 km Georg Kandlinger DNF
Franz Betz DNF
Walter Demel 2'46:55.95 25
Georg Zipfel 2'46:20.30 23
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Franz Betz
Georg Kandlinger
Walter Demel
Georg Zipfel
2'12:38.96 9
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Iris Schulze 18:04.81 33
Michaela Endler 17:08.68 21
10 km Iris Schulze 33:43.82 31
Michaela Endler 32:55.62 25

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Dagmar Lurz 7 10 11 178.04 92 10
Isabel De Navarre 1 11 12 182.42 59 5
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Corinna Halke
Eberhard Rausch
8 8 127.37 72 8

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1976 Winter Olympics

First Round

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-12th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 West Germany 5–1   Switzerland

Medal round

Rank Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 40 11 10
2  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 17 10 6
3  West Germany 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 2 3 0 21 24 4
4  Finland 5 2 3 0 19 18 4
5  United States 5 2 3 0 15 21 4
6  Poland 5 1 4 0 9 37 2

Leading scorers

Rk GP G A Pts
2nd Erich Kuhnhackl 5 5 5 10
6th Ernst Kopf 5 3 5 8
10th Lorenz Funk 5 2 5 7

Luge

Main article: Luge at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stefan Hölzlwimmer 52.766 4 n/a ? n/a ? n/a ? DNF
Anton Winkler 52.755 3 52.194 5 52.219 7 52.352 6 3:29.520 6
Josef Fendt 52.694 2 51.933 1 51.749 3 51.820 2 3:28.196 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Hans Brandner
Balthasar Schwarm
42.792 2 43.097 4 1:25.889 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Stefan Hölzlwimmer
Rudi Größwang
43.205 5 43.033 3 1:26.238 4
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elisabeth Demleitner 43.138 7 42.535 1 42.388 2 42.995 7 2:51.056 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Monika Scheftschik 42.863 2 42.732 4 42.981 9 42.964 5 2:51.540 7

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Events:

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Günther Abel Individual 74.0 74.0 196.8 14 50:29.77 197.77 14 394.57 14
Urban Hettich 74.5 75.0 198.9 11 48:01.55 220.00 1 418.90 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Sepp Schwinghammer Normal hill 75.5 106.1 76.5 109.2 215.3 23
Alfred Grosche 80.0 115.3 80.5 116.6 231.9 10
Alfred Grosche Large hill 89.5 100.3 84.5 92.8 193.1 16

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Horst Freese DNF
1000 m Horst Freese 1:21.48 9
1500 m Herbert Schwarz 2:03.76 12
5000 m Herbert Schwarz 7:52.26 15
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Monika Gawenus-Holzner-Pflug 44.36 12
1000 m Monika Gawenus-Holzner-Pflug 1:29.54 5

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