Full name: Eugen Ray
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: East Germany
Related Olympians: Husband of Marlies Kanthak.
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|