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Lothar Metz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLothar•Metz
Used nameLothar•Metz
Born16 January 1939 in Meerane, Sachsen (GER)
Died23 January 2021 in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (GER)
Measurements184 cm / 90 kg
AffiliationsASK Vorwärts Rostock, Rostock (GER)
NOC East Germany Germany
Nationality East Germany

Biography

East German Greco-Roman wrestler Lothar Metz participated in four consecutive Olympic Games, in 1960 and 1964 with the Unified German team, and in 1968 and 1972 for East Germany. He won a medal of each color, silver in 1960, bronze in 1964, and gold finally in 1968 in the middleweight category. In 1972 he was eliminated in the third round in the light-heavyweight category.

Domestically he won the East German middleweight national titles in 1959-61, 1963, 1965-68 and the light heavyweight ones in 1971 and 1973. He also had several international successes: third at the 1958 and 1971 World Championships, fifth at the 1961 World Championships, second at the 1967 and 1970 European Championships, and fourth at the 1966 European Championships. Metz later became a youth coach in Rostock.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Wrestling GER GDR Lothar Metz
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1964 Summer Olympics Wrestling GER GDR Lothar Metz
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1968 Summer Olympics Wrestling GDR Lothar Metz
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling GDR Lothar Metz
Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC

Errata

Date of death also given "on his birthday" in 2021, but this is incorrect per his family