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Wolfgang Gunkel
Wolfgang Gunkel 1972.jpg
Gunkel in 1972
Personal information
Born(1948-01-15)15 January 1948
Berlin, Germany
Died20 May 2020(2020-05-20) (aged 72)[1]
Height192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight92 kg (203 lb)
Spouse(s)Renate Boesler
Sport
SportRowing
ClubBerliner TSC
SC Berlin-Grünau

Wolfgang Gunkel (15 January 1948 – 20 May 2020)[2] was an East German rower who mostly competed in coxed pairs together with Jörg Lucke. In this event he won the European title in 1971, the Olympic gold medal in 1972, and the world title in 1975.[3] His crew placed fourth at the 1968 Olympics.[4] Gunkel won another world title in the men's eight in 1977.[5] In February 1978, he was given the sports awards Honoured Master of Sports.[6]

In the early 1970s, he married fellow international rower Renate Boesler.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ Deutscher Ruderverband (29 May 2020). "News: Nachruf auf Wolfgang Gunkel". rudern.de. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Wolfgang Gunkel". Olympedia. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften Zweier mit Steuermann – Herren, Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Zweier m. Stm.). sports-reference.com
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Wolfgang Gunkel". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  5. ^ Wolfgang GUNKEL at World Rowing Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Ruderer verabschiedet" [Rowers farewelled]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). Vol. 29, no. 139. 21 May 1973. p. 7. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  8. ^ Mollenschott, Cornelia (1 July 1975). "Einige Fragen an" [A few questions for]. Neues Deutschland (in German). Vol. 30, no. 154. p. 5. Retrieved 23 April 2018.