Wolfgang Mager

Wolfgang Mager (born 24 August 1952) is a German rower who competed for East Germany in the 1972 Summer Olympics and in the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Wolfgang Mager
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After the national championship in Berlin 1974 from the left: Coach Jörg Weissig, Siegfried Brietzke, Andreas Decker, Stefan Semmler, Wolfgang Mager, and in the front coxwain Lehmann
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Coxless pair
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montreal Coxless four
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1974 Lucerne Coxless four
Gold medal – first place 1975 Nottingham Coxless four
Gold medal – first place 1977 Amsterdam Coxless four
Silver medal – second place 1978 Cambridge Coxless four
Gold medal – first place 1979 Bled Coxless four

He was born in Kamenz. In 1972, he and his partner, Siegfried Brietzke, won the gold medal in the coxless pair event. Four years later, he won his second gold medal as crew member of the East German boat in the coxless fours competition. At the 1980 Olympics, the East German boat won the gold medal again but Mager suffered a hand injury before the Games and was replaced by Jürgen Thiele.


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Wolfgang Mager". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.

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