Uli Schmied

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans-Ulrich "Uli"•Schmied
Used nameUli•Schmied
Born23 February 1947 in Meißen, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements187 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsSC Berlin-Grünau, Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2


Rower Uli Schmied finished fifth, with Manfred Haake, in the double sculls at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. Together with Joachim Böhmer, he then won the bronze medal at the 1972 München Games, and with Jürgen Bertow, another bronze at the 1976 Montréal Games.

His career started with a sculls gold at the 1968 East German Championships. Then partnering Böhmer, he won a silver medal at the 1970 World Championships, and a gold at the 1971 European Championships, and also won the 1970 and 1971 national titles. Schmied then rowed with non-Olympian Christof Kreuziger, and won further national titles in 1973 and 1974. They also won the European title in 1973, and the World title in 1974. In 1977 Schmied again changed his partner and, rowing with Rüdiger Reiche, won the 1977 national title, and the silver medal at the World Championships that same year.

Schmied trained as a concrete worker and later studied civil engineering. He worked in a GDR state institution until reunification, when he moved to an architectural office in Berlin.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Rowing GDR Uli Schmied
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Manfred Haake 5
1972 Summer Olympics Rowing GDR Uli Schmied
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Joachim Böhmer 3 Bronze
1976 Summer Olympics Rowing GDR Uli Schmied
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Jürgen Bertow 3 Bronze