Bahne Rabe
Personal information
Born7 August 1963
Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, West Germany
Died5 August 2001 (aged 37)
Kiel, Germany
Height2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
ClubRuderclub Hansa, Dortmund

Bahne Rabe (7 August 1963 – 5 August 2001) was a competition rower from West Germany. He won two Olympic medals in the coxed eight event: a gold in 1988 and a bronze in 1992, and in 1991 he won a world title in the coxed fours.[1][2]

After retiring in 1995, Rabe had difficulties in maintaining his daily balance. He became anorexic, losing about 40 kg by 2001. He died of pneumonia on 5 August 2001, after having been admitted to hospital in critical condition due to extreme malnutrition.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bahne Rabe". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Bahne Rabe". World Rowing. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Rowing News". Rowing. The Independent Rowing News Inc.: 6 30 August 2001. ISSN 1548-694X.