|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||16 February 1961 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)|
|Measurements||192 cm / 95 kg|
|Affiliations||ASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)|
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|