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Wolfgang Lange

Full name: Wolfgang Lange
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: July 3, 1938 in Lübz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: Berliner TSC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Biography

Flatwater canoer Wolfgang Lange was part of the mixed German team at the 1960 Roma Olympics. He placed seventh in the K1-1,000, and eighth with his longtime partner [Dieter Krause] in the K2-1,000. In 1968 Lange returned within the East German team and finished eighth in the K1-1,000.

At the World Championships, representing East Germany, Lange won a 1963 gold in K4-1,000, a silver in K2-1,000, and a bronze in the relay. He added another bronze in the 1966 K4-10K. In 1959, 1966 and 1968 Lange won the East German K1-1,000 title, also winning the K2-1,000 in 1959 and 1966, and adding an additional four K4 titles. Lange later became a longtime coach at his home club SC Magdeburg.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres Germany GER 7
1960 Summer 22 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres Germany GER 8
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres East Germany GDR 8

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5cT 5cR 5c-1kT 5c-1kR
1960 Summer 22 Roma Canoeing Germany Final Round 7 4:03.05
1960 Summer 22 Roma Canoeing Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 4:02.88
1960 Summer 22 Roma Canoeing Germany Round One Heat One 3 Q 4:05.08
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Canoeing East Germany Final Round 8 4:10.03 2:03.39 9 2:06.64 5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Canoeing East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 Q 4:04.62 1:58.89 3 2:05.73 3
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Canoeing East Germany Round One Heat Three 3 Q 4:05.3 1:58.4 1 2:06.9 4

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1960 Summer 22 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Dieter Krause Final Round 1960-08-29
1960 Summer 22 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Dieter Krause Semi-Finals Heat Two 1960-08-27
1960 Summer 22 Roma Canoeing Germany GER Dieter Krause Round One Heat Two 1960-08-26
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