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Roland Baar

Full name: Roland Baar
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5 (196 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: April 12, 1965 in Osterholz-Schermbeck, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Hannoverscher RC von 1880, Hannover (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Roland Baar was a top rower for West Germany, winning a silver medal in the eights at the 1996 Olympics, after having won a bronze in 1992 at Barcelona. Baar was a five-time gold medalist at the World Championships in the eights, winning titles with West Germany, and then Germany, in 1989-91, 1993, and 1995. Baar became a member of the Athletes Commission of the IOC and in 1999 was selected as an Athletes Member of the IOC, serving until 2004.

Baar studied mechanical engineering at Leibniz University Hannover earning a doctorate. He later worked in the automotive industry, first at Volkswagen and then at Voith AG, where he worked in R&D and helped them develop their turbocharger business. He later worked as a lecturer at Leibniz University Hannover, becoming an honorary professor there in 2009. In 2011 he became a professor in the Department of International Combustion Engines at TU Berlin.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Rowing Men's Coxed Fours West Germany FRG 7
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Germany GER 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Rowing West Germany FRG Final Round B Final 6:42.65
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Rowing West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:15.87
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Rowing West Germany FRG Round One Heat One 6:02.98

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Rowing Germany GER Final Round A Final 5:31.00
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Rowing Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat Two 5:35.60
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat Two 5:32.98
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Rowing Germany GER Final Round A Final 5:44.58
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Rowing Germany GER Round One Repêchage Heat Two 5:30.61
1996 Summer 31 Atlanta Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat Two 5:46.04
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