Wolfgang Müller

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWolfgang•Müller
Used nameWolfgang•Müller
Born6 October 1931 in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Lubuskie (POL)
Died30 December 2021 in Löbnitz, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements174 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)
NOC East Germany

Biography

Wolfgang Müller was an East German dressage rider who came in fourth with his team at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and was fifth four years later in München. Individually he finished 16th in both occasions. At the 1970 World Championships East Germany won the bronze medal in Aachen, and at the 1969 Europeans in Wolfsburg the team earned a silver medal, while in 1971 the team placed fourth. Domestically Müller won East German titles in 1961-65, 1969-70, 1974-76, and 1982. He also placed second at the nationals in 1966-68, 1978, and 1981, and added two bronzes in 1979 and 1980.

Müller was born in today’s Poland (Landsberg on Warthe) before World War II but was expelled to East Germany after the end of the war. He was first employed by Landgestüt Halle-Kreuz and later by LPG Pflanzenzucht Löbnitz, where he worked as a riding coach on a horse breeding farm. He also coached youth dressage riders.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GDR Wolfgang Müller
Individual, Open (Olympic) Marios =16
Team, Open (Olympic) Marios / East Germany 4
1972 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GDR Wolfgang Müller
Individual, Open (Olympic) Semafor 16
Team, Open (Olympic) Semafor / East Germany 5