Wolfgang Wagner

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWolfgang•Wagner
Used nameWolfgang•Wagner
Born6 August 1938 in Gera, Thüringen (GER)
Measurements189 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsBSG Wismut Gera, Gera (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany


Mainly a backstroke swimmer, Wolfgang Wagner finished sixth over 100 m at the 1960 Roma Olympics, and was eliminated in the heats of the 4x100 medley relay. In Tokyo four years later, he failed to reach the final over 200 m. At the European Championships he won a bronze medal over 100 in 1958 and a silver over 200 in 1962. Domestically he won the East German 100 titles in 1954, 1958-1961 and 1963, and the 200 titles in 1961-64. Wagner was a plumber by profession.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER GDR Wolfgang Wagner
100 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 6
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany =9
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER GDR Wolfgang Wagner
200 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) 15

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