Internet search
Name News
English German

Bernd Olbricht

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBernd•Olbricht
Used nameBernd•Olbricht
Born17 October 1956 in Gnoien, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (GER)
Measurements189 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsSC Neubrandenburg, Neubrandenburg (GER)
NOC(s) East Germany

Biography

Flatwater canoeist Bernd Olbricht won four Olympic medals, one gold (K-1 500) and one silver (K-2 1,000) at the 1976 Montréal Olympics, and one gold (K-4 1,000) and one bronze (K-2 500) at the 1980 Moscow Games, which were boycotted by the Western countries. He also won four golds at the Flatwater Worlds (K-2 500 in 1977-78 and K-4 1000 in 1978-79). Additionally, he collected two more World silvers, in the K-2 1,000 in 1977, and K-2 500 in 1979. Olbricht studied pedagogics, and worked as a canoe coach until re-unification. He then became unemployed, before working as a taxi driver.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1976 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men Olympic Joachim Mattern 1 Gold Representing East Germany    
  Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Joachim Mattern 2 Silver
1980 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men Olympic Rüdiger Helm 3 Bronze Representing East Germany    
  Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic East Germany 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1976 Summer Olympics 28 July 1976 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men Round One, Heat Two 1:40.14 1
1976 Summer Olympics 30 July 1976 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men Final Round 1:35.87 1
1980 Summer Olympics 30 July 1980 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 500 metres, Men Round One, Heat One 1:35.36 1

Special Notes