|Born||20 October 1953|
|Height||194 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (227 lb)|
He was born in Packebusch. In 1976 he was a crew member of the East German boat which won the gold medal in the coxed pairs event. Four years later he won his second gold medal with the East German boat in the coxed pairs competition.
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