Wolfgang Gunkel

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Wolfgang Gunkel
Lucke, Neubert, Gunkel 1972.jpg
Gunkel (right) in 1972
Personal information
Born 15 January 1948 (1948-01-15) (age 70)
Berlin, Germany
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Spouse(s) Renate Boesler
Sport Rowing
Club Berliner TSC
SC Berlin-Grünau

Wolfgang Gunkel (born 15 January 1948) is a retired 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.[1] His crew placed fourth at the 1968 Olympics.[2] Gunkel won another world title in the men's eight in 1977.[3] In February 1978, he was given the sports awards Honoured Master of Sports.[4]

In the early 1970s, he married fellow international rower Renate Boesler.[5][6]


  1. ^ Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften Zweier mit Steuermann – Herren, Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Zweier m. Stm.). sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Wolfgang Gunkel. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Wolfgang GUNKEL at FISA WorldRowing.com
  4. ^ "Viele Berliner unter den Ausgezeichneten" [Many Berliners among the award winners]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). 34 (32). 7 February 1978. p. 11. Retrieved 3 October 2018. (Registration required (help)).
  5. ^ "Ruderer verabschiedet" [Rowers farewelled]. Berliner Zeitung (in German). 29 (139). 21 May 1973. p. 7. Retrieved 23 April 2018. (Registration required (help)).
  6. ^ Mollenschott, Cornelia (1 July 1975). "Einige Fragen an" [A few questions for]. Neues Deutschland (in German). 30 (154). p. 5. Retrieved 23 April 2018. (Registration required (help)).

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