Edgar Thiele

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdgar•Thiele
Used nameEdgar•Thiele
Born5 February 1938 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements182 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsBerliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany


As the East German water polo national team won the inter-national qualifying match in 1964 against the West German national team, with a 3-1 win in Magdeburg and a 1-1 tie in Wuppertal, the German Olympic team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics was an East German one that finished sixth. The team was coached by Rolf Bastel, Edgar Thiele from Berliner TSC was a member of the team.

In 1968 the DTSB (East German Gymnastics and Sports Association) ended national support for water polo, field hockey, basketball, and some other sports. Participation in international competitions in the capitalist world was forbidden, training sessions me forbidden. Indoor times and training sessions were cancelled.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) GER GDR Edgar Thiele
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 6