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Viola Goretzki

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameViola•Goretzki (-Landvoigt)
Used nameViola•Goretzki
Born23 November 1956 in Zwickau, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements182 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsPotsdamer RG, Potsdam (GER)
NOC East Germany


Rower Viola Goretzki was a member of the East German gold medal winning coxed eights at the 1976 Montréal Olympics. In 1975, she was also a member of the eights that won gold at the World Championships, and earlier that same year, won the East German title. Goretzki later married her teammate Bernd Landvoigt, and became sister-in-law of his twin brother Jörg. She graduated as a teacher in the subjects German and history.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Rowing GDR Viola Goretzki
Eights, Women (Olympic) East Germany 1 Gold

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