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Eugen Ray

Full name: Eugen Ray
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: July 26, 1957 in Gebstedt, Hettstedt, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: January 18, 1986 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SV Halle, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Marlies Kanthak.

Biography

Sprinter Eugen Ray finished fifth in the 4×100 relay at the 1980 Moskva Games. He also reached the semifinals of the 100 but missed the final. He was runner-up at the 1977 World Cup in the 100, fourth at 200 metres, and was also runner-up with the sprint relay. In 1978, Ray won two silvers at the European Championships in the 100 metres and relay. He set a world record in the 100 indoor with 10.21 in 1976. Domestically, Ray won East German titles in the 100 in 1977-78 and 1980, adding three more titles indoors.

Ray, educated as an electrician, was a member of the People’s Police. He was married to sports shooter [Marlies Kanthak] in his second marriage and died tragically during a police rescue operation in a traffic accident. His son was born five months later.

Personal Best\: 100 – 10.12 (1977).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Men's 100 metres East Germany GDR 6 h2 r3/4
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 5

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 10.47 7
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 10.30 2
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Five 1 QU 10.38 7

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany GDR Final 5 38.73 8
1980 Summer 22 Moskva Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 38.65 6
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