Lutz Heßlich, 1988
17 January 1959|
Ortrand, Brandenburg, Germany
He competed for East Germany in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union in the individual sprint event where he finished in first place. He missed the 1984 Summer Olympics due to the Soviet led boycott but returned to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea where he won a second gold medal in the individual sprint. In October 1986, he was awarded a Star of People's Friendship in gold (second class) for his sporting success.
- Klaus Gallinat; Olaf W. Reimann. "Heßlich, Lutz * 17.1.1959 Leistungssportler (Radrennsport)" (in German). Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur: Biographische Datenbanken. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- "Lutz Heßlich Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Hohe staatliche Auszeichnungen verliehen" [Awarded high state awards]. Neues Deutschland (in German). 42 (243). 15 October 1986. p. 6. Retrieved 23 September 2018. (Registration required (. ))
- "Fahrradcenter Heßlich, Cottbus". Fahrradcenter Heßlich GmbH (Vertretung Lutz Heßlich). Retrieved 13 May 2015.
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