Jörg Schmidt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJörg•Schmidt
Used nameJörg•Schmidt
Born16 February 1961 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements192 cm / 95 kg
AffiliationsASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German flatwater canoeist Jörg Schmidt won the gold medal at the 1982 ICF Flatwater Canoe World Championships in the C-1 1,000 event. In 1988, at the Seoul Olympics he collected a silver medal. Due to the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles Games, he could not participate.

Domestically, Schmidt won five East German national titles. He was married to Birgit Fischer-Schmidt from 1984 until 1993 when they divorced. Schmidt was a trained electrician employed by the Nationale Volksarmee (National People’s Army).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GDR Jörg Schmidt
Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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