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Roland Wetzig

Full name: Roland Wetzig
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: July 24, 1959 in Oschatz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

East German bobsledder Roland Wetzig won a bronze medal at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics in the four-man bob as a rider together with Horst Schönau, brakeman Andreas Kirchner and Detlef Richter. Four years later he won a gold medal in the same event with Kirchner, pilot Wolfgang Hoppe and Dietmar Schauerhammer. This bob was elected 1984 team of the year in the former GDR. At the World Championships Wetzig added two silvers (1982, 1985) and one bronze medal (1980), while at the European Championships he won another gold (1987) and a bronze medal (1981), all in four-man bobs.

Wetzig started his career as a discus thrower with a personal best of 54.04 m (1979) but changed to bobsledding in 1979. He was educated as an automotive repairer and became an army officer in the NVA (Nationale Volksarmee).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-2 GDR 3 Bronze
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Bobsleigh Men's Four East Germany-1 GDR 1 Gold

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Final Standings
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 1
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 2
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 3
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Bobsleigh East Germany-2 GDR Run 4
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Final Standings
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 1
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 2
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 3
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Bobsleigh East Germany-1 GDR Run 4
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