Walter Dießner

Walter Dießner (born 26 December 1954) is a retired German rower who had his best achievements in the coxed fours. In this event he won a silver and a gold medal at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics, respectively, as well as four world titles in 1974, 1977, 1978 and 1979.[1][2][3]

Walter Dießner
Personal information
Born27 December 1954 (1954-12-27) (age 65)
Meißen, East Germany
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
ClubSC Einheit Dresden

His twin brother Ullrich rowed together with Walter in most competitions. The brothers have different birth dates because Walter was born before midnight and Ullrich shortly thereafter.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Walter Dießner". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Walter DIESSNER at FISA
  3. ^ Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften – Vierer mit Steuermann.