Olympians Who Were Elected East German Athlete of the Year (37)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Role(s) Era Notes
Klaus Ampler GDR CRD Olympics 1968 1963
Hans-Georg Aschenbach GDR SJP Olympics 1972—1976 1974
Rolf Beilschmidt GDR ATH Olympics 1976 1977
Udo Beyer GDR
GER
ATH Olympics 1976—1992 1978
Waldemar Cierpinski GDR ATH Olympics / Other 1976—1980 1976, 1980
Heike Drechsler GDR
GER
ATH Olympics / Other 1988—2000 1986
Bernd Drogan GDR CRD Olympics 1980 1979, 1982
Peter Ducke GDR FBL Olympics 1972 1965 (finished second, but awarded in 1967 after Jürgen May flew to West Germany)
Kornelia Ender GDR SWM Olympics 1972—1976 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976
Ute Geweniger GDR SWM Olympics 1980 1981
Maxi Gnauck GDR GAR Olympics 1980 1980
Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer GDR
GER
DIV Olympics / Other 1960—1968 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964
Margitta Helmbold-Gummel GDR
GER
ATH Olympics 1964—1972 1968
Karin Janz GDR GAR Olympics 1968—1972 1967, 1972
Marita Koch GDR ATH Olympics 1976—1980 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985
Gisela Köhler-Birkemeyer GDR
GER
ATH Olympics 1956—1960 1959
Olaf Ludwig GDR
GER
CRD/CTR Olympics 1980—1996 1986, 1988
Roland Matthes GDR SWM Olympics 1968—1976 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975
Jürgen May GER
FRG
ATH Olympics 1964—1972 1965 (lost his title when he flew to West Germany in 1967)
Silke Möller GDR ATH Olympics 1988 1987
Wolfgang Nordwig GDR ATH Olympics 1968—1972 1972
Kristin Otto GDR SWM Olympics 1988 1988, 1989
Uwe Raab GDR CRD Olympics 1988 1983
Helmut Recknagel GDR
GER
SJP Olympics / Other 1960—1964 1962
Karin Richert-Balzer GDR
GER
ATH Olympics / Other 1960—1972 1971
Gustav-Adolf Schur GDR
GER
CRD Olympics 1956—1960 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961
Gabriele Seyfert GDR
GER
FSK Olympics 1964—1968 1966
Ute Starke GDR
GER
GAR Olympics 1960—1968 1961
Lothar Thoms GDR CTR Olympics 1980 1981
Klaus Urbanczyk GDR
GER
FBL Olympics 1964 1964
Torsten Voss GDR
GER
ATH/BOB Olympics 1988—1998 1987
Andreas Wecker GDR
GER
GAR Olympics 1988—2000 1989
Jens Weißflog GDR
GER
SJP Olympics 1984—1994 1985
Frank Wiegand GDR
GER
SWM Olympics 1960—1968 1966
Rosie Witschas-Ackermann GDR ATH Olympics 1972—1980 1977
Katarina Witt GDR
GER
FSK Olympics / Other 1984—1994 1984
Erika Zuchold GDR GAR Olympics 1968—1972 1970