Egbert Hirschfelder

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEgbert Christoph•Hirschfelder
Used nameEgbert•Hirschfelder
Born13 July 1942 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died31 May 2022 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements196 cm / 97 kg
AffiliationsBRC, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Nationality West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2


Egbert Hirschfelder rowed with the coxed fours of Berliner RC. He won the 1963 West German national title and the European Championships. In 1964, Hirschfelder added his second national title, a silver medal at the Europeans, and won the gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics within the mixed German team. The crew was then elected Team of the Year in West Germany.

Hirschfelder then moved to the eights and won a gold medal at the 1967 Europeans. One year later he added another gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. This crew then carried the Olympic flag into the stadium at the 1972 München Olympics. Hirschfelder was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf in 1968, the highest sports award in Germany.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Rowing GER FRG Egbert Hirschfelder
Coxed Fours, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 1 Gold
1968 Summer Olympics Rowing FRG Egbert Hirschfelder
Eights, Men (Olympic) West Germany 1 Gold

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