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Jörg Spengler

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJörg•Spengler
Used nameJörg•Spengler
Born23 December 1938 in Remscheid, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died26 November 2013 in Nürnberg, Bayern (GER)
Measurements186 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsYCN, Nürnberg (GER)
NOC West Germany


Together with his bowman Jörg Schmall, Jörg Spengler was among the world’s best Tornado sailors in the 1970s. The duo sailed out of the Yacht Club Noris, where Spengler, an educated architect, had designed the clubhouse. Both were awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, Germany’s highest sports award.

Spengler was part of the “Golden Olympic Generation” of German sailing sport, and won his bronze medal during the most successful period of German Olympic sailing. In 1976 Frank Hübner and Harro Bode (Lüdenscheid / Hannover) won a gold medal in the 470 class, Jörg and Eckart Diesch won gold in the Flying Dutchman, Jochen Schümann took the first of his three gold medals in the Finn class and Dieter Below and his Berlin Soling crew earned a bronze medal.

Spengler won the European Championship in 1970 with non-Olympian van Salzem. With Schmall, he won the 1975 Worlds and the 1979 nationals. In 1977 Spengler defended his World title with non-Olympian Rolf Dullenkopf. In 1980 he and Schmall added a World bronze medal.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Sailing FRG Jörg Spengler
Multihull, Open (Olympic) Jörg Schmall 3 Bronze