Uwe Bewersdorf

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameUwe•Bewersdorf
Used nameUwe•Bewersdorf
Born4 November 1958 in Freital, Sachsen (GER)
AffiliationsSC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)
NOC East Germany


Figure skaters Uwe Bewersdorf and his partner Manuela Mager became East German champions in 1977 and 1978. They won the bronze medal at the 1978 European Championships and the silver medal that year at the World Championships. Two years later they earned the bronze medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Games. They were the first pair to perform a throw loop in international competition.

As Mager finished her sports career in 1980, Bewersdorff changed partners to Marina Schulz, but they never qualified for international competition. He later became a certified management accountant. His name is often wrongly written with a “ff” at the end due to a faulty administrative act in the GDR (this is also in the Lake Placid 1980 Official Report).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GDR Uwe Bewersdorf
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Manuela Mager 3 Bronze

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