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Egon Drews

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEgon•Drews
Used nameEgon•Drews
Born1 June 1926
Died13 January 2011
AffiliationsHKC, Hamburg (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany

Biography

At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, race canoeist Egon Drews won two bronze medals in the C2 over 1,000 and 10,000 metres with Wilfried Soltau. Four years later in Melbourne, the two men finished fourth over 10,000 metres. Drews also participated in the 1,000 metres with Herbert Kirschner but they were eliminated in the heats. Drews and Soltau won another bronze at the 1954 World Championships over 1,000 metres. The same pair also won the West German C2 titles 1952-54 and 1956 over 1,000 metres, and 1952-56 over 10,000 metres, Drews retained the title in 1957 with Donald Krämer. As a member of the Hamburger Kanu Club he won the German team title in 1949, 1951-52 and 1954. In 1952 Drews was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GER FRG Egon Drews
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Wilfried Soltau 3 Bronze
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) GER FRG Egon Drews
Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Wilfried Soltau 3 Bronze
1956 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GER FRG Egon Drews
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Herbert Kirschner 5 h1 r1/2
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) GER FRG Egon Drews
Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Wilfried Soltau 4