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Frank Forberger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrank•Forberger
Used nameFrank•Forberger
Born5 March 1943 in Meißen, Sachsen (GER)
Died30 September 1998 in Meißen, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements190 cm / 87 kg
AffiliationsSC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)
NOC(s) East Germany

Biography

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.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
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