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Marina Wilke
Personal information
Born (1958-02-28) 28 February 1958 (age 64)
Berlin
Height158 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
RelativesHarald Jährling (husband, div.)
Rob Jahrling (son)
Sport
SportRowing
ClubSC Berlin-Grünau

Marina Wilke (later Jährling, born 28 February 1958) is a German rowing cox who competed for East Germany in the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics.

Rowing career

She was born in Berlin.[1] She competed for SC Berlin-Grünau [de].[1]

At the 1975 World Rowing Championships in Nottingham, she won a gold medal coxing the women's eight.[2] In 1976 she was the coxswain of the East German boat that won the Olympic gold medal in the eight event.[1] For her Olympic success, she was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in silver (2nd class) by the state.[3]

At the 1977 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, she was the cox for the women's four that won gold.[2] In February 1978, she was given the sports awards Honoured Master of Sports.[4] At the 1978 World Rowing Championships in Cambridge, New Zealand, she won a silver medal with the women's eight. She won another silver medal in the same boat class at the 1979 World Rowing Championships in Bled.[2] At the 1980 Summer Olympics, she won her second Olympic gold medal as cox of the East German boat in the eight competition.[1] She was once more awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in silver (2nd class) for her Olympic success.[5]

Private life

Wilke received her schooling at Conrad Blenkle Polytechnic Secondary School in the Köpenick suburb of East Berlin.[6] Before she had her rowing career, she had a son—Rob Jahrling—with Harald Jährling in 1974 shortly before her 16th birthday.[7] She retired from rowing after the 1980 Olympics and married her fellow Olympic rower Harald Jährling in August 1980, shortly after the Olympics.[8] They later divorced.[9] Their son has represented Australia in rowing at three consecutive Olympic Games.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Marina Wilke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Marina Wilke". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Hohe staatliche Auszeichnungen". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Vol. 32, no. 216. 10 September 1976. p. 4. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Viele Berliner unter den Ausgezeichneten" [Many Berliners among the award winners]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). Vol. 34, no. 32. 7 February 1978. p. 11. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Hohe Auszeichnungen verliehen". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Vol. 36, no. 198. 22 August 1980. p. 4. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Gelb war die Farbe des Abends". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Vol. 32, no. 296. 13 December 1976. p. 8. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Rob Jahrling". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  8. ^ Gast, Werner (2 June 1980). "Höhepunkte kommen erst". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Vol. 36, no. 128. p. 7. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  9. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Harald Jährling". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2018.