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Stefan Grützner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameStefan•Grützner
Used nameStefan•Grützner
Born29 June 1948 in Chemnitz, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements179 cm / 105 kg
AffiliationsSC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
NOC East Germany


Heavyweight lifter Stefan Grützner won the bronze medal at the 1972 München Summer Olympics, just ahead his greatest rival, and teammate, Helmut Losch. Grützner also added a silver and a bronze medal at the 1971 and 1972 World Championships, respectively. In 1972, he also won a bronze medal at the Europeans. Domestically, he won the East German national title three times, in 1968, 1970-71.

Grützner later became a lifting coach at his home club SC Karl-Marx-Stadt (after re-unification, Chemnitzer AC) until his retirement in 2013. He was also employed by the Regional Olympic Center at Chemnitz.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Weightlifting GDR Stefan Grützner
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze