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Horst Meyer

Full name: Horst Meyer
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: June 20, 1941 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: Ratzeburger RC, Ratzeburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)


Rower Horst Meyer was a member of the eights at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics that won the silver medal. The boat from Ratzeburger RC was the so-called Deutschland-Achter (Germany Eight), which won the 1962 World Championships and the 1963-65 European Championships. Meyer also won West German Championships in the eights from 1962-68. In 1964, Meyer was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in West Germany.

Meyer stayed in the new eights crew after 1965 and won a gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. This crew then carried the Olympic flag into the stadium at the 1972 München Olympics. He also won golds at the 1966 Worlds and the 1965 and 1967 Europeans. He was also on the boat at the 1965 Henley regatta when it defeated the United States.

Meyer later studied business economics and headed a consulting company. He was also on the board of the Deutsche Sporthilfe (German Sports Aid), and was elected to the National Olympic Committee several times. He also became involved in the peace movement, which led to the founding of the "Athletes for Peace against Nuclear Warriors" initiative. After German reunification, this movement had less influence and essentially disbanded.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Germany GER 2 Silver
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Rowing Men's Coxed Eights West Germany FRG 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing Germany GER Final Round A Final 6:23.29
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat One 5:54.02
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Rowing West Germany FRG Final Round A Final 6:07.00
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Rowing West Germany FRG Round One Heat One 6:04.22
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