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East Germany at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Athletes from East Germany (German Democratic Republic) competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. 346 competitors, 222 men and 124 women, took part in 167 events in 17 sports.[1]

East Germany at the
1980 Summer Olympics
Flag of East Germany.svg
IOC codeGDR
NOCNational Olympic Committee of the GDR [de]
in Moscow
Competitors346 (222 men, 124 women) in 17 sports
Flag bearer Kristina Richter (opening), Waldemar Cierpinski (closing)
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
47
Silver
37
Bronze
42
Total
126
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Germany (1896–1936, 1992–)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Waldemar Cierpinski Athletics Men's marathon
  Gold Thomas Munkelt Athletics Men's 110m Hurdles
  Gold Volker Beck Athletics Men's 400m Hurdles
  Gold Hartwig Gauder Athletics Men's 50km Walk
  Gold Gerd Wessig Athletics Men's High Jump
  Gold Lutz Dombrowski Athletics Men's Long Jump
  Gold Bärbel Wöckel Athletics Women's 200m
  Gold Marita Koch Athletics Women's 400m
  Gold Romy Müller
Bärbel Wöckel
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
Athletics Women's 4 × 100 m Relay
  Gold Ilona Slupianek Athletics Women's Shot Put
  Gold Evelin Jahl Athletics Women's Discus
  Gold Rudi Fink Boxing Men's Featherweight
  Gold Rüdiger Helm Canoeing Men's K-1 1000m
  Gold Rüdiger Helm
Bernd Olbricht
Harald Marg
Bernd Duvigneau
Canoeing Men's K-4 1000m
  Gold Birgit Fischer Canoeing Women's K-1 500m
  Gold Carsta Genäuß
Martina Bischof
Canoeing Women's K-2 500m
  Gold Lothar Thoms Cycling Men's 1000m Individual Time Trial
  Gold Lutz Heßlich Cycling Men's Sprint
  Gold Falk Hoffmann Diving Men's 10m Platform
  Gold Martina Jäschke Diving Women's 10m Platform
  Gold Roland Brückner Gymnastics Men's Floor
  Gold Maxi Gnauck Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars
  Gold East Germany Men's National Handball Team
Handball Men's Tournament
  Gold Dietmar Lorenz Judo Men's Open
  Gold Joachim Dreifke
Klaus Kröppelien
Rowing Men's Double Sculls
  Gold Frank Dundr
Carsten Bunk
Uwe Heppner
Martin Winter
Rowing Men's Quadruple Sculls
  Gold Jörg Landvoigt
Bernd Landvoigt
Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs
  Gold Harald Jährling
Friedrich-Wilhelm Ulrich
Georg Spohr
Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs
  Gold Siegfried Brietzke
Andreas Decker
Stefan Semmler
Jürgen Thiele
Rowing Men's Coxless Fours
  Gold Dieter Wendisch
Walter Dießner
Ullrich Dießner
Gottfried Döhn
Andreas Gregor
Rowing Men's Coxed Fours
  Gold Bernd Krauß
Hans-Peter Koppe
Ulrich Kons
Jörg Friedrich
Jens Doberschütz
Ulrich Karnatz
Uwe Dühring
Bernd Höing
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
Rowing Men's Eights
  Gold Sybille Reinhardt
Jutta Ploch
Jutta Lau
Roswietha Zobelt
Liane Buhr
Rowing Women's Quadruple Sculls
  Gold Ute Steindorf
Cornelia Klier
Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs
  Gold Ramona Kapheim
Silvia Fröhlich
Angelika Noack
Romy Saalfeld
Kirsten Wenzel
Rowing Women's Coxed Fours
  Gold Martina Boesler
Kersten Neisser
Christiane Köpke
Birgit Schütz
Gabriele Kühn
Ilona Richter
Marita Sandig
Karin Metze
Marina Wilke
Rowing Women's Eights
  Gold Jörg Woithe Swimming Men's 100m Freestyle
  Gold Barbara Krause Swimming Women's 100m Freestyle
  Gold Barbara Krause Swimming Women's 200m Freestyle
  Gold Ines Diers Swimming Women's 400m Freestyle
  Gold Petra Schneider Swimming Women's 400m Individual Medley
  Gold Rica Reinisch Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke
  Gold Rica Reinisch Swimming Women's 200m Backstroke
  Gold Ute Geweniger Swimming Women's 100m Breaststroke
  Gold Caren Metschuck Swimming Women's 100m Butterfly
  Gold Ines Geißler Swimming Women's 200m Butterfly
  Gold Barbara Krause
Caren Metschuck
Ines Diers
Sarina Hülsenbeck
Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay
  Gold Rica Reinisch
Ute Geweniger
Andrea Pollack
Caren Metschuck
Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay
  Silver Jürgen Straub Athletics Men's 1500m
  Silver Klaus Thiele
Andreas Knebel
Frank Schaffer
Volker Beck
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m Relay
  Silver Frank Paschek Athletics Men's Long Jump
  Silver Marlies Göhr Athletics Women's 100m
  Silver Christiane Wartenberg Athletics Women's 1500m
  Silver Johanna Schaller-Klier Athletics Women's 100m Hurdles
  Silver Barbara Krug
Gabriele Löwe
Christina Lathan
Marita Koch
Athletics Women's 4 × 400 m Relay
  Silver Brigitte Wujak Athletics Women's Long Jump
  Silver Olaf Heukrodt
Uwe Madeja
Canoeing Men's C-2 1000m
  Silver Gerald Mortag
Uwe Unterwalder
Matthias Wiegand
Volker Winkler
Cycling Men's Team Pursuit
  Silver Falk Boden
Bernd Drogan
Olaf Ludwig
Hans-Joachim Hartnick
Cycling Men's Team Time Trial
  Silver Martina Proeber Diving Women's 3m Springboard
  Silver East Germany national football team
Football Men's Tournament
  Silver Ralf-Peter Hemmann
Lutz Hoffmann
Lutz Mack
Michael Nikolay
Andreas Bronst
Roland Brückner
Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around
  Silver Maxi Gnauck Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around
  Silver Steffi Kräker Gymnastics Women's Vault
  Silver Cornelia Linse
Heidi Westphal
Rowing Women's Double Sculls
  Silver Jörn Borowski
Egbert Swensson
Sailing 470
  Silver Harald Vollmar Shooting Men's 50m Pistol
  Silver Hellfried Heilfort Shooting Men's 50m Rifle Prone
  Silver Bernd Hartstein Shooting Men's 50m Rifle Three Positions
  Silver Jürgen Wiefel Shooting Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  Silver Thomas Pfeffer Shooting Men's 50m Running Target
  Silver Roger Pyttel Swimming Men's 100m Butterfly
  Silver Frank Pfütze
Jörg Woithe
Detlev Grabs
Rainer Strohbach
Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay
  Silver Caren Metschuck Swimming Women's 100m Freestyle
  Silver Ines Diers Swimming Women's 200m Freestyle
  Silver Ines Diers Swimming Women's 800m Freestyle
  Silver Petra Schneider Swimming Women's 400m Freestyle
  Silver Ina Kleber Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke
  Silver Cornelia Polit Swimming Women's 200m Backstroke
  Silver Andrea Pollack Swimming Women's 100m Butterfly
  Silver Sybille Schönrock Swimming Women's 200m Butterfly
  Silver East Germany women's national volleyball team
Volleyball Women's Tournament
  Silver Joachim Kunz Weightlifting Men's 67.5 kg
  Silver Jürgen Heuser Weightlifting Men's +110 kg
  Bronze Frank Schaffer Athletics Men's 400m
  Bronze Roland Wieser Athletics Men's 20km Walk
  Bronze Jörg Freimuth Athletics Men's High Jump
  Bronze Udo Beyer Athletics Men's Shot Put
  Bronze Wolfgang Hanisch Athletics Men's Javelin
  Bronze Ingrid Auerswald Athletics Women's 100m
  Bronze Christina Lathan Athletics Women's 400m
  Bronze Jutta Kirst Athletics Women's High Jump
  Bronze Margitta Droese-Pufe Athletics Women's Shot Put
  Bronze Ute Hommola Athletics Women's Javelin
  Bronze Richard Nowakowski Boxing Men's Lightweight
  Bronze Karl-Heinz Krüger Boxing Men's Welterweight
  Bronze Detlef Kästner Boxing Men's Light Middleweight
  Bronze Herbert Bauch Boxing Men's Light Heavyweight
  Bronze Jürgen Fanghänel Boxing Men's Heavyweight
  Bronze Olaf Heukrodt Canoeing Men's C-1 500m
  Bronze Eckhard Leue Canoeing Men's C-1 1000m
  Bronze Rüdiger Helm
Bernd Olbricht
Canoeing Men's K-2 500m
  Bronze Karin Guthke Diving Women's 3m Springboard
  Bronze Michael Nikolay Gymnastics Men's Pommel Horse
  Bronze Roland Brückner Gymnastics Men's Vault
  Bronze Roland Brückner Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars
  Bronze Maxi Gnauck
Silvia Hindorff
Steffi Kräker
Katharina Rensch
Karola Sube
Birgit Süß
Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around
  Bronze Steffi Kräker Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars
  Bronze Maxi Gnauck Gymnastics Women's Floor
  Bronze East Germany Women's National Handball Team
Handball Women's Tournament
  Bronze Karl-Heinz Lehmann Judo Men's 71 kg
  Bronze Harald Heinke Judo Men's 78 kg
  Bronze Detlef Ultsch Judo Men's 86 kg
  Bronze Dietmar Lorenz Judo Men's 95 kg
  Bronze Peter Kersten Rowing Men's Single Sculls
  Bronze Martina Schröter Rowing Women's Single Sculls
  Bronze Jörg Damme Shooting Men's Trap
  Bronze Roger Pyttel Swimming Men's 200m Butterfly
  Bronze Ines Diers Swimming Women's 100m Freestyle
  Bronze Carmela Schmidt Swimming Women's 200m Freestyle
  Bronze Carmela Schmidt Swimming Women's 400m Freestyle
  Bronze Heike Dähne Swimming Women's 800m Freestyle
  Bronze Petra Riedel Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke
  Bronze Birgit Treiber Swimming Women's 200m Backstroke
  Bronze Christiane Knacke Swimming Women's 100m Butterfly
  Bronze Frank Mantek Weightlifting Men's 90 kg
  Bronze Uwe Neupert Wrestling Men's Freestyle 90kg

AthleticsEdit

Men's Competition

Men's 100 metres

  • Eugen Ray
    • Heat — 10.38
    • Quarterfinals — 10.30
    • Semifinals — 10.47 (→ did not advance)
  • Sören Schlegel
    • Heat — 10.44
    • Quarterfinals — 10.28 (→ did not advance)
  • Klaus-Dieter Kurrat
    • Heat — 10.53
    • Quarterfinals — 10.54 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Andreas Busse
    • Heat — 1:47.4
    • Semifinals — 1:46.9
    • Final — 1:46.9 (→ 5th place)
  • Detlef Wagenknecht
    • Heat — 1:47.5
    • Semifinals — 1:46.7
    • Final — 1:47.0 (→ 6th place)
  • Olaf Beyer
    • Heat — 1:48.9
    • Semifinals — 1:47.6 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1,500 metres

  • Jürgen Straub
    • Heat — 3:37.0
    • Semifinals — 3:39.4
    • Final — 3:38.8 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Andreas Busse
    • Heat — 3:44.3
    • Semifinals — 3:43.5
    • Final — 3:40.2 (→ 4th place)

Men's 10,000 metres

Men's Marathon

Men's 4x400 metres Relay

Men's 110 m Hurdles

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Volker Beck
    • Heat — 50.35
    • Semifinals — 50.36
    • Final — 48.70 (→   Gold Medal)

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

Men's Pole Vault

  • Axel Weber
    • Qualification — 5.15 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Long Jump

Men's High Jump

  • Gerd Wessig
    • Qualification — 2.21 m
    • Final — 2.36 m (→   Gold Medal)
  • Jörg Freimuth
    • Qualification — 2.21 m
    • Final — 2.31 m (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Henry Lauterbach
    • Qualification — 2.21 m
    • Final — 2.29 m (→ 4th place)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Wolfgang Schmidt
    • Qualification — 62.46 m
    • Final — 65.64 m (→ 4th place)
  • Hilmar Hossfeld
    • Qualification — 59.92 m
    • Final — 61.14 m (→ 11th place)
  • Armin Lemme
    • Qualification — 59.44 m (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Men's Shot Put

  • Udo Beyer
    • Qualification — 19.94 m
    • Final — 21.06 m (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Hans-Jürgen Jacobi
    • Qualification — 19.92 m
    • Final — 20.32 m (→ 6th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Wolfgang Hanisch
    • Qualification — 85.82 m
    • Final — 86.72 m (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Detlef Fuhrmann
    • Qualification — 78.80 m
    • Final — 83.50 m (→ 7th place)
  • Detlef Michel
    • Qualification — 78.34 m (→ did not advance, 13th place)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Roland Steuk
    • Qualification — 73.52 m
    • Final — 77.54 m (→ 4th place)
  • Detlef Gerstenberg
    • Qualification — 75.04 m
    • Final — 74.60 m (→ 5th place)

Men's Decathlon

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Women's Competition

Women's 100 metres

  • Marlies Göhr
    • Heat — 11.41
    • Quarterfinals — 11.12
    • Semifinals — 11.18
    • Final — 11.07 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Ingrid Auerswald
    • Heat — 11.32
    • Quarterfinals — 11.09
    • Semifinals — 11.27
    • Final — 11.14 (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Romy Müller
    • Heat — 11.41
    • Quarterfinals — 11.12
    • Semifinals — 11.22
    • Final — 11.16 (→ 5th place)

Women's 800 metres

  • Martina Kämpfert
    • Heat — 1:58.8
    • Semifinals — 1:58.1
    • Final — 1:56.3 (→ 4th place)
  • Hildegard Ullrich
    • Heat — 2:00.1
    • Semifinals — 1:58.7
    • Final — 1:57.2 (→ 5th place)

Women's 1,500 metres

Women's 100 m Hurdles

  • Johanna Schaller-Klier
    • Heat — 13.03
    • Semifinal — 12.77
    • Final — 12.63 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Kerstin Knabe
    • Heat — 12.77
    • Semifinal — 12.99
    • Final — 12.66 (→ 4th place)
  • Bettine Gärtz
    • Heat — 13.06
    • Semifinal — 13.04
    • Final — 13.14 (→ 7th place)

Women's Long Jump

  • Brigitte Wujak
    • Qualification — 6.65 m
    • Final — 7.04 m (→   Silver Medal)
  • Siegrun Siegl
    • Qualification — 6.53 m
    • Final — 6.87 m (→ 5th place)
  • Siegrid Heimann
    • Qualification — 6.71 m
    • Final — 6.71 m (→ 7th place)

Women's High Jump

Women's Discus Throw

  • Evelin Jahl
    • Qualification — 60.22 m
    • Final — 69.96 m (→   Gold Medal)
  • Gisela Beyer
    • Qualification — 62.86 m
    • Final — 67.08 m (→ 4th place)
  • Margitta Pufe
    • Qualification — 65.52 m
    • Final — 66.12 m (→ 5th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Ute Hommola
    • Qualification — 63.52 m
    • Final — 66.56 m (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Ute Richter
    • Qualification — 66.66 m
    • Final — 66.54 m (→ 4th place)
  • Ruth Fuchs
    • Qualification — 64.26 m
    • Final — 63.94 m (→ 8th place)

Women's Shot Put

Women's Pentathlon

  • Ramona Neubert — 4698 points (→ 4th place)
    1. 100 metres — 13.93s
    2. Shot Put — 13.68m
    3. High Jump — 1.77m
    4. Long Jump — 6.63m
    5. 800 metres — 2:07.70
  • Burglinde Pollak — 4553 points (→ 6th place)
    1. 100 metres — 13.74s
    2. Shot Put — 16.67m
    3. High Jump — 1.68m
    4. Long Jump — 5.93m
    5. 800 metres — 2:14.40
  • Christine Laser — 1712 points (→ no ranking)
    1. 100 metres — 13.67s
    2. Shot Put — 13.39m
    3. High Jump — DNF

BoxingEdit

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)


Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)


Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)


Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)


Men's Light-Welterweight (– 63,5 kg)


Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

CanoeingEdit

East Germany was represented by 13 canoeists, 10 men and 3 women.[2]

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olaf Heukrodt Men's C-1 500 m 1:55.37 2 QF N/A N/A 1:54.38  
Eckhard Leue Men's C-1 1000 m 4:04.09 2 QF N/A N/A 4:15.02  
Olaf Heukrodt
Uwe Madeja
Men's C-2 1000 m 3:47.43 4 QS 3:54.99 1 QF 3:49.93  
Frank-Peter Bischof Men's K-1 500 m 1:46.13 1 QF 1:46.21 1 QF 1:45.97 5
Birgit Fischer Women's K-1 500 m 1:56.92 1 QF N/A N/A 1:57.96  
Rüdiger Helm Men's K-1 1000 m 3:45.20 1 QF 3:52.04 1 QF 3:48.77  
Rüdiger Helm
Bernd Olbricht
Men's K-2 500 m 1:35.36 1 QF 1:35.88 1 QF 1:34.00  
Carsta Genäuß
Martina Bischof
Women's K-2 500 m 1:46.95 1 QF N/A N/A 1:43.88  
Peter Hempel
Harry Nolte
Men's K-2 1000 m 3:25.71 2 QF 3:32.77 1 QF 3:31.02 5
Rüdiger Helm
Bernd Olbricht
Harald Marg
Bernd Duvigneau
Men's K-4 1000 m 3:04.86 1 QF N/A N/A 3:13.76  

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

Men's Springboard

  • Falk Hoffmann
    • Preliminary Round — 567.78 points (→ 3rd place)
    • Final — 858.510 points (→ 4th place)
  • Frank Taubert
    • Preliminary Round — 524.04 points (→ 9th place, did not advance)
  • Dieter Waskow
    • Preliminary Round — 522.87 points (→ 10th place, did not advance)

Men's Platform

  • Falk Hoffmann
    • Preliminary Round — 546.12 points (→ 1st place)
    • Final — 835.650 points (→   Gold Medal)
  • Dieter Waskow
    • Preliminary Round — 515.16 points (→ 6th place)
    • Final — 802.800 points (→ 5th place)
  • Thomas Knuths
    • Preliminary Round — 521.01 points (→ 3rd place)
    • Final — 783.975 points (→ 6th place)

Women's Springboard

  • Martina Proeber
    • Preliminary Round — 450.99 points (→ 3rd place)
    • Final — 698.895 points (→   Silver Medal)
  • Karin Guthke
    • Preliminary Round — 435.21 points (→ 4th place)
    • Final — 685.245 points (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Martina Jäschke
    • Preliminary Round — 427.47 points (→ 6th place)
    • Final — 668.115 points (→ 5th place)

Women's Platform

  • Martina Jäschke
    • Preliminary Round — 359.88 points (→ 4th place)
    • Final — 596.250 points (→   Gold Medal)
  • Ramona Wenzel
    • Preliminary Round — 358.86 points (→ 6th place)
    • Final — 542.070 points (→ 4th place)
  • Kerstin Krause
    • Preliminary Round — 322.68 points (→ 9th place, did not advance)

FencingEdit

FootballEdit

PRELIMINARY ROUND (GROUP C)
July 20, 1980
East Germany – Spain 1–1 (0–0) Republican Stadium, Kiev
July 22, 1980
East Germany – Algeria 1–0 (0–0) Republican Stadium, Kiev
July 24, 1980
East Germany – Syria 5–0 (3–0) Republican Stadium, Kiev
FINAL STANDINGS:
1. East Germany 3 2 1 0 ( 7- 1) 5 *
2. Algeria 3 1 1 1 ( 4- 2) 3 *
3. Spain 3 0 3 0 ( 2- 2) 3
4. Syria 3 0 1 2 ( 0- 8) 1
* Qualified for quarter-finals
QUARTER-FINALS
July 27, 1980
East Germany – Iraq 4–0 (4–0) Republican Stadium, Kiev
SEMI-FINALS
July 29, 1980
Soviet Union – East Germany 0–1 (0–1) Lenin Stadium, Moscow
FINAL
August 2, 1980 
Czechoslovakia – East Germany 1–0 (0–0) Loujniki Stadium, Moscow
ROSTER
Bodo Rudwaleit
Artur Ulrich
Lothar Hause
Frank Baum
Rüdiger Schnuphase
Frank Terletzki
Matthias Liebers
Wolfgang Steinbach
Jürgen Bähringer
Werner Peter
Dieter Kühn
Norbert Trieloff
Wolf-Rüdiger Netz
Frank Uhlig
Matthias Müller
Bernd Jakubowski
Andreas Trautmann

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Men's Team Competition

JudoEdit

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's 200m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Petra Schneider
    • Heats — 4:46.53
    • Final — 4:36.29 (→   Gold Medal)
  • Grit Slaby
    • Heats — 4:52.01
    • Final — 4:48.54 (→ 4th place)
  • Ulrike Tauber
    • Heats — 4:51.97
    • Final — 4:49.18 (→ 5th place)

VolleyballEdit

Women's Team Competition

WeightliftingEdit

-56 kg category

  • Andreas Letz
    • Snatch: 115.0 kg, Clean and jerk: 150.0 kg
    • Total: 265.0 kg (→ 4th place)

-67.5 kg category

  • Joachim Kunz
    • Snatch: 145.0 kg, Clean and jerk: 190.0 kg
    • Total: 335.0 kg →   Silver Medal
  • Gunter Ambrass
    • Total: 320.0 kg (→ 4th place)

-90 kg category

  • Frank Mantek
    • Snatch: 165.0 kg, Clean and jerk: 205.0 kg
    • Total: 370.0 kg →   Bronze Medal

-100 kg category

+110 kg category

  • Jürgen Heuser
    • Snatch: 182.5 kg, Clean and jerk: 227.5 kg
    • Total: 410.0 kg →   Silver Medal

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "East Germany at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ East Germany Canoeing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games Archived 23 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Sports Reference. Retrieved 14 May 2015.