Rolf Lacour

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRolf•Lacour
Used nameRolf•Lacour
Born26 June 1937 in Saarbrücken, Saarland (GER)
Died28 January 2018 in Püttlingen, Saarland (GER)
Measurements150 cm / 50 kg
AffiliationsKSV Köllerbach, Püttlingen (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Nationality West Germany


Flyweight wrestler Rolf Lacour had his greatest career moments at the 1965 and 1966 Greco-Roman World Championship, winning a silver and bronze medal, respectively. He also finished fourth in 1962, and was fifth in freestyle in 1969 and sixth in 1962. In 1969 Lacour won the European title in Greco-Roman, adding a bronze in 1967.

Lacour qualified for three consecutive Olympic Games from 1964-72. He was close to the medals each time, finishing fourth in 1964, and fifth in 1968, both in Greco-Roman. He then switched to freestyle, finishing ninth in light-flyweight in 1972. Domestically, Lacour won four West German Greco-Roman and six freestyle titles.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Wrestling GER FRG Rolf Lacour
Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) =4
1968 Summer Olympics Wrestling FRG Rolf Lacour
Flyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 5
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling FRG Rolf Lacour
Light-Flyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC