Ludwig Landen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLudwig Karl•Landen
Used nameLudwig•Landen
Born6 November 1908 in Köln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died14 October 1985 in Köln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
AffiliationsVerein für Kajaksport Köln
NOC Germany


Flatwater canoeist Ludwig Landen won the gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics with his partner Paul Wevers in the K-2 over 10 km. A few weeks earlier the two men had won the German Championship in this event. The same year Landen also became European Champion in the then non-Olympic K-4 over 1,000 metres. Perhaps surprisingly Landen was a non-swimmer.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) GER Ludwig Landen
Kayak Doubles, 10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Paul Wevers 1 Gold

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