Full name: Paul Lange
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: February 6, 1931 in Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: March 15, 2016 in Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Turnerschaft Sterkrade 1869, Oberhausen (GER)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Paul Lange was a bricklayer by profession. In 1960 at Roma he won Olympic gold in the K-1 4x500m relay, which was held for the only time at these Olympics, together with [Dieter Krause] and [GÃ¼nter Perleberg] who both came from East Germany, and the West German [Friedhelm Wentzke]. This was the only gold medal won by a truly unified Olympic team of the then separate two German states.
Even before the Olympics Paul Lange was K-1 4x500m relay World Champion (with [Meinrad Miltenberger], [Fritz Briel], and the non-Olympian Helmut Herz) and third in the K-2 500m (with Miltenberger) at the 1958 championships. In the 4x500m relay, Lange also won European titles in 1959 and 1961 and a silver medal at the 1957 European Championships. Lange was German champion in K-1 500m in 1958 and 1960. He ended his active career in 1963 and died at the age of 85 after a long and serious illness.
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Relay 4 Ã 500 metres||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Germany||GER||Final Round||1960-08-29||1:56.82|
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1960-08-27||1:56.99|
|1960 Summer||29||Roma||Canoeing||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Two||1960-08-26||2:01.89|