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Dieter Krause

Full name: Dieter Krause
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: January 18, 1936 in Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

East German flatwater paddler Dieter Krause was part of the gold medal winning 4 x 500 kayak relay together with [Günter Perleberg] from East Germany, and [Paul Lange] and [Friedhelm Wentzke] from West Germany, which was the only mixed German team between 1956 and 1964 equally represented by West and East German athletes. Krause also finished eighth with his longtime partner [Wolfgang Lange] in the K2 1,000 m.

Krause won four medals for East Germany at the World Championships in 1958 (K1 bronze), and 1963 (K4 1,000 gold, K2 1,000 silver, relay bronze). In 1959, 1961 and 1963 he won European titles in the K4. Between 1955 and 1965 Krause captured 23 East German national titles.

After his active career Krause became a sports administrator and coach. Until 1989 he was the last general secretary of the East German Cycling Association. After reunification it came to light that Krause was working for the Stasi (Ministerium für Staatssicherheit - Ministry for State Security Services) as an “unofficial employee” used to spy on his teammates.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres Germany GER 8
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Wolfgang Lange Final Round 1960-08-29
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Wolfgang Lange Semi-Finals Heat Two 1960-08-27
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Wolfgang Lange Round One Heat Two 1960-08-26

Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Final Round 1960-08-29 1:53.94
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat Two 1960-08-27 1:53.74
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Round One Heat Two 1960-08-26 2:02.66
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