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André Wohllebe

Full name: André Gerhard Wohllebe
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: January 9, 1962 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: December 29, 2014 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Berlin-Grünau, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany, GER Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

André Wohllebe competed for SC Berlin-Grünau. In addition to his Olympic achievements he was an eight-time world champion. Wohllebe won the K2-500 and K2-1000 in 1983; the K4-500 in 1985, 1986, and 1991; the K4-500 and K4-10K in 1991; and the K4-1000 and K4-10000 in 1993. He also won four silver medals and five bronze medals at the Worlds.

In the German Democratic Republic Wohllebe was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit multiple times. After German reunification, he successfully finished an apprenticeship as a building plumber. He finished his career in 1996 and later, with Frank Fischer, brother of multiple Olympic canoe champion [Birgit Fischer-Schmidt], was CEO of a canoe-specialty shop in Berlin. Wohllebe died after a short illness with pancreatic cancer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres East Germany GDR 7
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 5cT 5cR 7.5cT 7.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR 5-7.5cT 5-7.5cR 7.5c-1kT 7.5c-1kR
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing East Germany Final Round 3 3:55.55 56.47 2 1:58.07 8 2:56.06 4 1:01.60 9 57.99 1 59.49 4
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q/OB 3:39.98 52.15 1 1:47.02 1 2:42.96 1 54.87 2 55.94 3 57.02 4
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing East Germany Round One Heat Three 2 Q 3:42.07 52.36 1 1:48.42 1 2:44.07 1 56.06 2 55.65 2 58.00 2

Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing East Germany GDR Kay Bluhm Final Round 1988-09-30
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing East Germany GDR Kay Bluhm Semi-Finals Heat Two 1988-09-28
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing East Germany GDR Kay Bluhm Round One Heat One 1988-09-26

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing East Germany GDR Final Round 1988-10-01
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing East Germany GDR Semi-Finals Heat Three 1988-09-29
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Canoeing East Germany GDR Round One Heat Three 1988-09-27
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Canoeing Germany GER Final Round 1992-08-08
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Canoeing Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat One 1992-08-06
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Canoeing Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1992-08-04
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