Markus Gier
Personal information
Born (1970-01-01) 1 January 1970 (age 51)
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
RelativesMichael Gier (brother)
ClubSeeclub Rorschach
Medal record
Representing   Switzerland
Men's rowing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Lwt double sculls
World Rowing Championships
Silver medal – second place 1989 Bled Lwt quad sculls
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Montreal Lwt double sculls
Silver medal – second place 1993 Račice Lwt double sculls
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Indianapolis Lwt double sculls
Gold medal – first place 1995 Tampere Lwt double sculls
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Cologne Lwt double sculls

Markus Gier (born 1 January 1970) is a Swiss competition rower and Olympic champion. He hails from Sankt Gallen.

Gier and his brother Michael won a gold medal in lightweight double sculls at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[1] The brothers also competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where they finished fifth.[1]

He was in the silver medal-winning lightweight quad scull in Bled in 1989 along with Reto Fierz (bow), Philipp Ferlber (seat 2), and Cirillo Ghielmetti (seat 3).[2]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Markus Gier". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  2. ^ "(LM4x) Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls – Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 12 May 2018.