You Are Here > SR/Olympics > Athletes > Frank Rühle

Frank Rühle

Full name: Frank Rühle
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (192 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: March 5, 1944 in Dohna, Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Berlin-Grünau, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Frank Rühle was a member of the renowned Einheit Dresden four, usually rowing second seat. With Dieter Grahn, Frank Forberger, and Dieter Schubert, the four rowers from Dresden competed for 11 years and were never beaten in international competition. They won the Olympic gold medal in the coxless fours in 1968 and 1972. At the World Championships, they were victorious in 1966 and 1970 and they were European Champions in 1967 and 1971.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Rowing Men's Coxless Fours East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1972 Summer 28 München Rowing Men's Coxless Fours East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Rowing East Germany GDR Final 6:39.18
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Rowing East Germany GDR Round One Heat One 6:54.62
1972 Summer 28 München Rowing East Germany GDR Final 6:24.27
1972 Summer 28 München Rowing East Germany GDR Semi-Finals Heat One 7:06.88
1972 Summer 28 München Rowing East Germany GDR Round One Heat Three 6:43.87