Bernd Frieberg
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ClubASK Rostock
Medal record

Bernd Frieberg is a rower who competed for East Germany.

Frieberg rowed for ASK Rostock. In July 1971, he won a junior regatta between Eastern Bloc countries in the single scull.[1] In July 1972, Frieberg won in the single scull at the East German national championships.[2] For the men, the competition was not regarded as a full championship as the Olympic team was competing at the Rotsee regatta at the same time.[3] Two weeks later, Frieberg won a regatta in the single scull in Potsdam against competition from the Soviet Union.[4] At the 1973 national championships, he came second with his quad scull team and third in double scull.[5][6] At the 1974 national championships, he came second once more in quad scull but with a completely different team. In 1975, he came third at the nationals in quad scull, once more with a different team.[5]

In 1976, Frieberg switched to sweep rowing. He won the national championships in coxless pair partnered with Ulrich Kons.[7] However, this being an Olympic year, the Olympic team did not participate in the nationals. He also came second with the men's eight at the nationals that year.[8]

In 1977, Frieberg remained in the eight. The team went to international regattas and they won that year's regatta on the Rotsee in Switzerland.[9] Later in the same month, that team took out the East German national championship title.[8][10] That team went to the 1977 World Rowing Championships in the Netherlands where they became world champions in that boat class.[11]

In 1978, Frieberg was placed in the men's eight that was considered the second boat by the rowing officials. Surprisingly, that boat won the national championships in mid-July.[12][13] In the end, a composite men's eight was formed for subsequent international competitions including the 1978 World Rowing Championships, with five rowers and the cox taken from the 1978 national championship team, plus three rowers from the second-placed boat. Frieberg, Bernd Krauß and Ortwin Rodewald were the three rowers who got replaced.[8][14] Frieberg retired after the 1978 rowing season.

References

  1. ^ "Starker Ruder-Nachwuchs" [Strong rowing offspring]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). 27 (199). 21 July 1971. p. 8. Retrieved 30 September 2018.(registration required)
  2. ^ Hoffmann, Wilfried. "DDR-Rudermeisterschaften: Einer – Männer (Plätze 1–3)" [DDR rowing championships: Single scull – men (places 1–3)] (in German). Rüsselsheimer Ruder-Klub 08. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Test auf dem Beetzsee" [Test on the Beetzsee]. Neue Zeit (in German). 28 (166). 15 July 1972. p. 12. Retrieved 30 September 2018.(registration required)
  4. ^ "Sowjetische Rudersiege bei Potsdamer Regatta" [Soviet rowing victories at Potsdam Regatta]. Neues Deutschland (in German). 27 (210). 31 July 1972. p. 6. Retrieved 30 September 2018.(registration required)
  5. ^ a b Hoffmann, Wilfried. "DDR-Rudermeisterschaften: Doppelvierer – Männer (Plätze 1–3)" [DDR rowing championships: Quad scull – men (places 1–3)] (in German). Rüsselsheimer Ruder-Klub 08. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  6. ^ Hoffmann, Wilfried. "DDR-Rudermeisterschaften: Doppelzweier – Männer (Plätze 1–3)" [DDR rowing championships: Double scull – men (places 1–3)] (in German). Rüsselsheimer Ruder-Klub 08. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  7. ^ Hoffmann, Wilfried. "DDR-Rudermeisterschaften: Zweier-ohne – Männer (Plätze 1–3)" [DDR rowing championships: Coxless pair – men (places 1–3)] (in German). Rüsselsheimer Ruder-Klub 08. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  8. ^ a b c Hoffmann, Wilfried. "DDR-Rudermeisterschaften: Achter – Männer (Plätze 1–3)" [DDR rowing championships: Eight – men (places 1–3)] (in German). Rüsselsheimer Ruder-Klub 08. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Kurz Notiert" [Briefly noted]. Neue Zeit (in German). 33 (163). 12 July 1977. p. 6. Retrieved 30 September 2018.(registration required)
  10. ^ "Das spannendste Rennen wurde im Doppelzweier entschieden" [The most exciting race was decided in the double sculls]. Neues Deutschland (in German). 32 (168). 18 July 1977. p. 7. Retrieved 30 September 2018.(registration required)
  11. ^ "Letzter Höhepunkt durch den Achter" [Last highlight through the eight]. Neues Deutschland (in German). 32 (204). 29 August 1977. p. 7. Retrieved 30 September 2018.(registration required)
  12. ^ Allmert, Hans (17 July 1978). "Christine Scheiblich holte zweimal Gold" [Christine Scheiblich got gold twice]. Neues Deutschland (in German). 33 (166). p. 7. Retrieved 30 September 2018.(registration required)
  13. ^ Otto, Karl-Heinz (18 July 1978). "Wer sitzt im Achter?" [Who sits in the eight?]. Neue Zeit (in German). 34 (167). p. 6. Retrieved 30 September 2018.(registration required)
  14. ^ "(M8+) Men's Eight – Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 30 September 2018.