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Lutz Heßlich

Full name: Lutz Heßlich
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: January 17, 1959 in Ortrand, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Cottbus, Cottbus (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Lutz Heßlich is the greatest amateur track sprinter never to ride as a professional. His total of four amateur world titles (1979, 1983, 1985, 1987) is only bettered by Daniel Morelon. Additionally, Heßlich was runner-up on three occasions (1981-82, 1986) and won the Olympic gold in 1980 and 1988, years in which no amateur World Championships were staged. Heßlich might have won three consecutive gold medals at the Olympics, had East Germany not boycotted the Los Angeles Olympics. In 1976 and 1977, Heßlich was also the Junior World Champion in the sprint.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Cycling Men's Sprint East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Cycling Men's Sprint East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank RW T
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Cycling East Germany Final Round Match 1/2 1 2
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Cycling East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Cycling East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Cycling East Germany Eighth-Finals Heat One 1 QU 10.75
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Cycling East Germany Round Two Heat One 1 QU walkover
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Cycling East Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU 11.42
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Cycling East Germany Final Round Match 1/2 1 2
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Cycling East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Cycling East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Cycling East Germany Round Two Heat One 1 QU 11.04
1988 Summer 29 Seoul Cycling East Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU 11.25