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Dirk Schreyer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDirk•Schreyer
Used nameDirk•Schreyer
Born28 July 1944 in Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein (GER)
Measurements184 cm / 84 kg
NOC West Germany


Rower Dirk Schreyer won the gold medal with the so-called Deutschland-Achter (German Eights) of famed rowing coach Karl Adam at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. This crew was named Team of the Year in 1968 and was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, Germany’s highest sport award. The crew then carried the Olympic Flag into the stadium at the 1972 München Olympics.

Schreyer of Ratzeburger Ruderclub joined the Deutschland-Achter in 1965. This boat won the Europeans in 1965 and 1967, and the Worlds in 1966. They also won the West German nationals in 1968. In 1967 he rowed with the coxless fours and took another national title. Schreyer became an insurance agent, owning his own agency.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Rowing FRG Dirk Schreyer
Eights, Men (Olympic) West Germany 1 Gold

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