Thomas Greiner
Thomas Greiner (GDR) 1985.jpg
Thomas Greiner (1985)
Personal information
Born3 May 1963 (1963-05-03) (age 60)
Dresden, East Germany
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
ClubSC Einheit Dresden
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  East Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Coxless four
Friendship Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Moscow Coxless four
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Lucerne Coxed four
Gold medal – first place 1983 Dusiburg Coxed pair
Gold medal – first place 1987 Copenhagen Coxless four
Gold medal – first place 1989 Bled Coxless four
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Hazewinkel Coxless four
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Nottingham Coxed pair
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Tasmania Coxless four

Thomas Greiner (born 3 May 1963) is a retired German rower who won a gold medal in the coxless fours at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He also won four gold and three bronze medals in various events at the world championships of 1982–1990.[1][2]

Greiner is a tax consultant and an international rowing referee.[3] He is married and has two children. For his Olympic achievement, in 1988 he was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit.[4] In 1991, Greiner became the second person to receive the Thomas Keller Medal, the highest honor in rowing.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Thomas Greiner". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften – Zweier mit Steuermann, Vierer ohne Steuermann, Vierer mit Steuermann.
  3. ^ Thomas Greiner at World Rowing
  4. ^ Neues Deutschland, 12/13 November 1988, p. 4
  5. ^ Thomas Keller Medal.