Wolfgang Gerz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWolfgang•Gerz
Used nameWolfgang•Gerz
Born8 October 1952 in München (Munich), Bayern (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsSV Wörthsee, Wörthsee (GER)
NOC West Germany


West German sailor Wolfgang, father of Ferdinand Gerz, became known to the general public in 1980 when he applied to the IOC for a permit to compete as a single starter, despite the Olympic boycott by the Western countries. His request was rejected, but four year later he finished fifth in the Finn dinghy class at the Long Beach sailing events. In 1981 be won the World Championships and in 1985 became German Champion, in the soling class.

By profession, Gerz has worked as a doctor in München from 1987, and operated a private general medical practice with a strictly naturopathic focus.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Sailing FRG Wolfgang Gerz
One Person Dinghy, Open (Olympic) 5

Olympic family relations