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Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck
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
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Summer Olympics
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome Eight
Silver medal – second place 1956 Melbourne Coxed pair
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo Eight
Representing  West Germany
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Lucerne Eight
European Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1956 Bled Coxed pair
Gold medal – first place 1957 Duisburg Coxed pair
Gold medal – first place 1959 Mâcon Eight
Gold medal – first place 1963 Copenhagen Eight
Gold medal – first place 1964 Amsterdam Eight

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.com. 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. sport-komplett.de
  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.