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Frank-Peter Roetsch

Full name: Frank-Peter Roetsch
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: April 19, 1964 in Güstrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: SG Dynamo Zinnwald, Altenberg im Erzgebirge (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

In 1985 Frank-Peter Roetsch was one of the first biathletes who changed his running style to the skating technique. He started at the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics for the former GDR and in 1992 for reunified Germany in his final season. In 1988, he was the last flag bearer of the GDR at a Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. There he claimed two gold medals in the 10 km sprint biathlon and the 20 km, adding a fifth place in the relay. Four years earlier he had won the silver medal over 20 km. With five gold and silver medals at the World Championships 1983-89, Roetsch is considered one of the most successful biathletes of all time. Domestically he won 12 East German titles, also finishing second and third three times each. As his brother Thomas was nationally successful in Nordic combined, Frank-Peter also started his career in this discipline, but then turned to biathlon. Roetsch later worked temporarily as a co-commentator for the TV channel Eurosport and as a freelancer in the sport marketing field.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint East Germany GDR 7
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 4
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay East Germany GDR 5
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Germany GER 9
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 53

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Biathlon East Germany Final Standings 7 31:49.8 2 2 12:10.0 =21 0 24:19.6 8
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon East Germany Final Standings 1 25:08.1 1 0 1
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Biathlon Germany Final Standings 9 26:54.1 2 0 2

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Biathlon East Germany Final Standings 2 1-13:21.4 3 1-10:21.4 3 0 17:04.3 1 2 31:44.9 6 0 45:31.6 3 1 1-05:20.6 2
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon East Germany Final Standings 1 56:33.3 3 53:33.3 1 1 1 0 1
1992 Winter 27 Albertville Biathlon Germany Final Standings 53 1-03:43.8 7 56:43.8 10

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
1984 Winter 19 Sarajevo Biathlon East Germany GDR Final Standings 4 23:52.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 49:53.8 2
1988 Winter 23 Calgary Biathlon East Germany GDR Final Standings 5 20:20.9 0 0 0 43:12.7 5
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