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Bernd Landvoigt (born 23 March 1951) is a retired German rower.

Bernd Landvoigt
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Bernd and Jörg Landvoigt in 1978
Personal information
Born23 March 1951 (1951-03-23) (age 67)
Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
Spouse(s)Viola Goretzki
RelativesJörg Landvoigt (brother)
Ike Landvoigt (nephew)
ClubSG Dynamo Potsdam

Bernd Landvoigt and his twin brother Jörg were born in Brandenburg an der Havel, then in the German Democratic Republic.[1] Their father was a boatman: their mother worked as a secretary.[1]

Bernd Landvoigt had his best achievements in the coxless pairs, rowing with his twin Jörg. Between 1974 and 1980 they won all but one 180 races they competed in, including four world championships and two Olympics; they only lost once, to other twins, Yuri and Nikolay Pimenov. Landvoigt brothers also won a bronze medal in the eights at the 1972 Olympics and a European title in coxless fours in 1973.[2][3][4]

After retiring from competitions Bernd Landvoigt worked as a rowing coach, first at his club SG Dynamo Potsdam and later with the national team.[3] His wife Viola Goretzki and nephew Ike Landvoigt are also retired Olympic rowers.[2]


  1. ^ a b Klaus Gallinat; Olaf W. Reimann. "Landvoigt, Bernd u. Jörg * 23 March 1951 Leistungssportler (Rudern)" (in German). Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur: Biographische Datenbanken. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bernd Landvoigt". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Bernd Landvoigt at FISA
  4. ^ Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften – Zweier ohne Steuermann – Herren, Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Vierer o.Stm.).