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Eberhard Rösch

Full name: Eberhard Rösch
Gender: Male
Born: April 9, 1954 in Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SG Dynamo Zinnwald, Altenberg im Erzgebirge (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Father of Michael Rösch.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In addition to his Olympic silver medal in the biathlon relay and his bronze medal in the 20 km at the 1980 Winter Olympics East German biathlete Eberhard Rösch, won three World Championship golds in the relay in 1978, 1979, and 1981. Individually he also won a silver medal in the 10 km and a bronze medal in the 20 km at Hochfilzen in 1978. At the East German Championships, Rösch won five consecutive relay titles (1976-80) with SG Dynamo Zinnwald. Individually, he had three bronze medals in the GDR Nationals, in the 10 km and 20 km in 1976, and in the 10 km in 1981.

Rösch was the father of biathlete Michael Rösch, who competed at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. In 2005 it became known that Eberhard Rösch had worked for 17 years as an active IM (internal employee) for the State Security (Stasi) of the former GDR. Until 2012 he was head of the National Training Center Base at Altenberg, and later became Biathlon Marshal and Technical Director in Altenberg.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Biathlon East Germany Final Standings 3 1-11:11.73 2 1-09:11.73 13 2 18:58.15 32 0 34:57.68 15 0 47:28.37 8 0 1-03:56.30 3

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES ET ER
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Biathlon East Germany GDR Final Standings 2 24:04.24 1 5 0 2 1 3 1-34:56.99 2
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