Roland Gehrke

Roland Gehrke (born 17 January 1954) is a retired heavyweight freestyle wrestler from East Germany. Between 1975 and 1983 he won eight medals at the world and European championships, including a world title in 1981. He placed fourth at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics and 1982 World Wrestling Championships.[1][2]

Roland Gehrke
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Gehrke at the 1982 World Championships
Personal information
Born17 January 1954 (1954-01-17) (age 68)
Woldegk, Germany
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Sport
SportFreestyle wrestling
Event(s)SG Dynamo Luckenwalde
Medal record
Representing  East Germany
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1975 Minsk +100 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Mexico City +100 kg
Silver medal – second place 1979 San Diego +100 kg
Gold medal – first place 1981 Skopje -100 kg
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1976 Leningrad +100 kg
Silver medal – second place 1979 Bucharest +100 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Gothenburg -100 kg
Silver medal – second place 1983 Budapest -100 kg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roland Gehrke". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ Gehrke, Roland (GDR). iat.uni-leipzig.de

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