|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||5 March 1943 in Meißen, Sachsen (GER)|
|Died||30 September 1998 in Meißen, Sachsen (GER)|
|Measurements||190 cm / 87 kg|
|Affiliations||SC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)|
Frank Forberger rowed bow side for the renowned Einheit Dresden four, usually rowing in the fourth seat. With Frank Rühle, Dieter Grahn, and Dieter Schubert, the four men from Dresden competed together for 11 years and were never beaten in international competition. They won the Olympic gold medal in the coxless fours in 1968 and 1972. At the World Championships, they were victorious in 1966 and 1970, and were European champions in 1967 and 1971. The crew was named Team of the Year in 1968 and 1972.
Forberger also won a European silver medal with Grahn in the coxless pairs in 1969, the same year that they also won the East German national title. Forberger was also in the coxless fours crew that won the national titles 1965-68 and 1970-71. In 1998, Forberger died from a brain tumor. His daughter Anna also became a well-known rower.
|1968 Summer Olympics||Rowing||Coxless Fours, Men||Olympic||East Germany||1||Gold||Representing East Germany|
|1972 Summer Olympics||Rowing||Coxless Fours, Men||Olympic||East Germany||1||Gold||Representing East Germany|