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HÖFLE Frank
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para-Cycling
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age54
Place of BirthBrackenheim, FRG
Height1.81 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
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
Senior 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)


Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
1 1992 7.5km Individual B2-3 21:31.0
1 1994 7.5km Individual B2 27:40.3
1 1998 7.5km Individual B2 24:41.1
3 2002 7.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 18:12.4
11 2010 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
1 1988 15km B2 40:44.0
1 1988 30km B2 1:15:46.5
1 1992 10km B2 27:37.2
1 1992 30km B2 1:18:42.5
2 1992 3 x 5km Relay B1-3 51:08.0
1 1994 5km Classic Style B2 14:13.4
1 1994 10km Freestyle B2 24:30.1
1 1994 20km Classic Style B2 54:43.4
2 1994 4 x 5km Relay - Standing/Visually Impaired 51:06.8
1 1998 5km Classic Style B2 14:49.8
2 1998 15km Freestyle B2 28:31.8
3 1998 20km Classic Style B1-3 1:06:53.2
2 1998 4 x 5km Relay - Standing/Visually Impaired 1:21:28.5
1 2002 5km Classic Style B2 12:35.8
1 2002 10km Freestyle B2 23:13.8
3 2002 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 56:58.5
4 2002 1 x 2.5 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 46:52.2
2 2006 5km - Visually Impaired 12:07.0
4 2006 10km - Visually Impaired 28:02.2
6 2006 20km - Visually Impaired 59:57.2
4 2006 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 40:08.3
5 2010 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 53:43.3
7 2010 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 29:57.9
4 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
Paralympic Games - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
1 1992 BVI - Road Race  
3 1992 BVI - Team Time Trial  
3 1996 BVI - Road Race  
6 1996 BVI - 1000m Time Trial  
  1996 BVI - Sprint  DNS
5 1996 BVI - 4km Pursuit  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2002/2003 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 44:50.7
11 2002/2003 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 28:56.9
7 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 27:12.7
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
2 2002/2003 5km - Visually Impaired 14:01.7
2 2002/2003 10km - Visually Impaired 30:29.2
2 2002/2003 1 x 3.5 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 47:45.2 
2 2002/2003 20km - Visually Impaired 1:02:29.5
2 2004/2005 10km - Visually Impaired 27:25.7
2 2004/2005 5km - Visually Impaired 13:53.0
2 2004/2005 20km - Visually Impaired 54:18.0
2 2004/2005 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 40:26.4
3 2008/2009 20km Classic Style B1-3 55:12.1
5 2008/2009 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 48:17.8
4 2008/2009 10km Freestyle B1-3 26:28.4
8 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired