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Günther Bauch

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGünther•Bauch
Used nameGünther•Bauch
Born30 April 1939 in Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements179 cm / 87 kg
AffiliationsSV Halle, Halle (Saale) (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany


Middleweight freestyle wrestler Günther Bauch won six East German national titles in 1961, 1963-65, 1967, and 1969. He then won the inter-national qualifications for the 1964 Tokyo Games against West German Johann Sterr. At Tokyo he lost a close-fought medal match in the fourth round and finally placed seventh. Bauch also competed at the 1963 Worlds, and both the 1966 and 1967 Europeans, all with limited success.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Wrestling GER GDR Günther Bauch
Middleweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC