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Ute Oberhoffner

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Name  Ute Oberhoffner
Role  Olympic athlete
Height  1.66 m

Ute Oberhoffner

Olympic medals  Luge at the 1984 Winter Olympics - Women's Singles, Luge at the 1988 Winter Olympics - Women's Singles
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Olympic Winter Games 1988 in Calgary (Canada) Steffi Walter and Ute Oberhoffner

Ute Oberhoffner (born Ute Weiss on 15 September 1961 in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Sometimes shown as Ute Oberhoffner-Weiss) is an East German luger who competed during the 1980s. She won two medals in the women's singles event at the Winter Olympics with a silver in 1988 and a bronze in 1984.

Oberhoffner won four medals at the FIL World Luge Championships, earning one silver (Mixed team: 1989) and three bronzes (1983, 1987, 1989). She won a complete set of medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with a gold in the women's singles event (1988), and silver in the mixed team event (1988), and a bronze in the women's singles event (1986). Oberhoffner also won the overall Luge World Cup title in women's singles twice (1982-3, 1988-9).

After her career in luge, Oberhoffner became a teacher in her native Ilmenau for which she was honored in 2003.


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