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Frank Hoefle

Cycling
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
B2, B2

Further personal information

Family
Wife and three daughters
Residence
Isny im Allgäu, GER
Occupation
Finance
Languages
German, English
Higher education
Business

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
His sister, Reinholda, taught him to ski as a young boy in Heiligenbronn.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
1984

General interest

Hobbies
Gardening, cooking, cycling. (Vancouver, 12 Feb 2010)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for the German team at the 2002 and 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. (life.com, 12 Mar 2010)

In 2010, with 13 gold medals in biathlon and cross country skiing, he was Germany's most successful Nordic para-athlete in history. (abendblatt.de, 03 Mar 2010)
Other sports
He competed in cycling at the 1992 and 1996 Paralympic Games. (swr.de, 15 Mar 2010; IPC, 22 Oct 2008)
Impairment
At age four he was involved in an accident on the family farm. He fell under a tractor and suffered serious head injuries. He spent three months in a coma, and lost most of his eyesight. He retains about five per cent vision in one eye. (swr.de, 19 Mar 2010)
Other information
PARALYMPIC VETERAN
He competed at every Paralympic Winter Games from 1984 to 2010. (nordski.de, 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Albertville 1992 Paralympic Winter Games (Albertville, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km B2-3 Final Round 1
Men's Short Distance 10 km B2 Final Round 1
Men's Long Distance 30 km B2 Final Round 1
Men's 3x5 km Relay B1-3 Final Round 2
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B2 Final Round 1
Men's 10 km Free Technique B2 Final Round 1
Men's 20 km Free Technique Visually impaired Final Round 3
Men's 1x2.5/2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 4
Men's 7.5 km Blind Final Round 3
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5 km Visually impaired Final Round 2
Men's 10 km Visually impaired Final Round 4
Men's 20 km Visually impaired Final Round 6
Men's 1x3.75/2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 4
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1 km Sprint Visually impaired Final Round 4
Men's 10 km Visually impaired Final Round 7
Men's 20 km Visually impaired Final Round 5
Men's 3 km Pursuit Visually impaired Qualification 11
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Road Tandem Open Final Round 1
Men's Road Team Time Trial Tandem Open Final Round 3
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Track Kilo Tandem Open Final Round 6
Men's Track Individual Pursuit Tandem Open Qualifying 6
Men's Track Individual Pursuit Tandem Open Quarterfinal 302
Men's Track 200 m Sprint Tandem Open Qualifying 9999
Men's Road 100/120k Tandem Open Final Round 3
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x5 km Relay Standing/blind Final Round 2
Men's 20 km Classical Technique B1-3 Final Round 3
Men's 7.5 km B2 Final Round 1
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B2 Final Round 1
Men's 15 km Free Technique B2 Final Round 2
Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km B2 Final Round 1
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B2 Final Round 1
Men's 10 km Free Technique B2 Final Round 1
Men's 20 km Classical Technique B2 Final Round 1
Men's 4x5 km Relay Standing/blind Final Round 2
Innsbruck 1984 Paralympic Winter Games (Innsbruck, Austria)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance 10 km B2 Final Round 5
Men's Middle Distance 10 km B2 Final Round 5
Innsbruck 1988 Paralympic Winter Games (Innsbruck, Austria)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance 15 km B2 Final Round 1
Men's Long Distance 30 km B2 Final Round 1