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Detlef Lewe

Full name: Detlef Lewe
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: June 20, 1939 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: October 1, 2008 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: Bertasee Duisburg, Duisburg (GER) / KSV Schwerte, Schwerte (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Barbara Lewe-Pohlmann-Schüttpelz.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Detlef Lewe had a long and successful career as a canoer. He won three world titles in the Canadian Singles, including the 500 m/1000 m double in 1971, after winning silver in 1963 and gold in 1966 in C1 1000 m. Lewe also won two European titles (1965, 1967) and no less than 33 German titles. His Olympic career strechted four Games, winning two medals. He was rewarded for his long career and given the honour of carrying the West German flag at the opening ceremony of the Munich Games. Lewe, who was honoured by his home town Schwerte with the road to the boat house of his club being named after him, owned a butcher shop after he quit canoeing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 21 Roma Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres Germany GER 6
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Germany GER 6
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres West Germany FRG 2 Silver
1972 Summer 33 München Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres West Germany FRG 3 Bronze

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 21 Roma Canoeing Germany Final Round 6 4:39.72
1960 Summer 21 Roma Canoeing Germany Semi-Finals Heat Three 3 QU 4:47.06
1960 Summer 21 Roma Canoeing Germany Repêchage Heat One 1 QU 4:46.99
1960 Summer 21 Roma Canoeing Germany Round One Heat Two 5 4:43.07
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Canoeing West Germany Final Round 2 4:38.31
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Canoeing West Germany Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OB 4:24.50
1972 Summer 33 München Canoeing West Germany Final Round 3 4:13.63
1972 Summer 33 München Canoeing West Germany Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:31.79

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Canoeing Germany GER Klaus Böhle Final Round 1964-10-22 4:13.18
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Canoeing Germany GER Klaus Böhle Round One Heat Two 1964-10-20 4:12.37