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Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck
Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck (1964).jpg
Personal information
Born19 July 1936
Tutow, Germany
Died13 December 2011 (aged 75)
Bad Bellingen, Germany
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
ClubRatzeburger RC

Karl-Heinrich Erich Moritz von Groddeck (19 July 1936 – 14 December 2011) was a German rower who won three Olympic medals for the United Team of Germany: a silver in the coxed pairs in 1956 and a gold and a silver in the eights in 1960 and 1964, respectively.[1][2] He also won one world and five European titles in these two rowing events between 1956 and 1964 for West Germany.[3] In 1964 he retired from competitions.

Back in 1958, von Groddeck moved from Wiesbaden to Hamburg to work for Axel Springer AG as a journalist in the sports section of a newspaper. For many years he was reporting the history of German rowing.[4] Later he worked as a freelance journalist.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Moritz von Groddeck". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck at World Rowing
  3. ^ Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Zweier m. Stm.), Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Achter), Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften – Achter – Herren Archived 17 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Rowohlts Bunte Liste, pp. 355 ff.
German team at the 1964 European Championships (the same team competed at the 1964 Olympics), von Groddeck is fourth from right.
German team at the 1964 European Championships (the same team competed at the 1964 Olympics), von Groddeck is fourth from right.