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Horst Effertz

Full name: Horst Effertz
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: August 4, 1938 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: RC Germania Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Rower Horst Effertz was a member of the gold medal winning coxed fours at the 1960 Roma Olympics, for which the crew received the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest West German sports award, in both 1959 and 1960. Together with [Gerd Cintl] Effertz was 1958 West German champion in the coxless and the coxed pairs (with [Michael Obst], and was also silver medal winner at the Europeans in the coxless pairs. Both upgraded to the coxed fours in 1959, and won the West German and European titles.

Effertz came back to the Olympics in 1964, that time as a crew member of the coxless fours. The crew won both the West German Championships and the Europeans and was considered one of the favorites at Tokyo, but finished a disappointing sixth, struggling with the wind.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Germany GER 1 Gold
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Germany GER 6

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Rowing Germany GER Final Round A Final 7:10.33
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat Three 6:37.83

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1960 Summer 22 Roma Rowing Germany GER Final Round 6:39.12
1960 Summer 22 Roma Rowing Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:00.47
1960 Summer 22 Roma Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat Two 6:34.55
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