Jörg Lucke

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJörg•Lucke
Used nameJörg•Lucke
Born7 January 1942 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements193 cm / 91 kg
AffiliationsSC Berlin-Grünau, Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2


Rowers Jörg Lucke and Heinz-Jürgen Bothe won the gold medal in the coxless pairs at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. The two men also won the East German national title in 1963, 1965 and 1968. At München in 1972, Lucke won another Olympic gold medal, this time with the coxed pairs.

He won medals of each color at the World Championships: a gold in 1975 and silver in 1974, both with the coxed pairs, and a bronze with the eights in 1966. At the European Championships, Lucke won two silvers: in 1969 with the coxed fours, and in 1973 with the coxed pairs. In between, he won a gold in 1971, with the coxed pairs. Between 1961 and 1975 he won ten East German national titles in different events. Lucke trained as an electrical mechanic, but later worked as a photographer, businessman and mechanic.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Rowing GDR Jörg Lucke
Coxless Pairs, Men (Olympic) Heinz-Jürgen Bothe 1 Gold
1972 Summer Olympics Rowing GDR Jörg Lucke
Coxed Pairs, Men (Olympic) East Germany 1 Gold