Kraft Schepke

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Kraft Schepke
Personal information
Born (1934-03-03) 3 March 1934 (age 84)
Königsberg, Germany
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb)
Relatives Frank Schepke (brother)
Sport
Sport Rowing
Club ATV Ditmarsia Kiel

Kraft Schepke (born 3 March 1934) is a German rower who competed for the United Team of Germany in the 1960 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Königsberg, Germany, in 1934. Frank Schepke (born 1935) was his brother and they both competed for West Germany.[1]

At the 1958 European Rowing Championships in Poznań, he won a gold medal with the coxless four.[2] At the 1959 European Rowing Championships in Mâcon, he won a gold medal with the eight.[3] At the 1960 Summer Olympics, he was a crew member of the German eight that won gold.[1] At the 1961 European Rowing Championships in Prague, he won a gold medal with the coxed four.[4]

Both he and his brother retired after the 1961 rowing season from competitive rowing. Kraft Schepke then worked for the State Sports Federation of Lower Saxony.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kraft Schepke". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Vierer o.Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  3. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Achter)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Vierer m.Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 December 2017.


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