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Peter Neusel

Full name: Peter Neusel
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 207 lbs (94 kg)
Born: November 19, 1941 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: BRC, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Peter Neusel rowed with Berliner RC and started his career with the eights, winning the 1961 West German Championships and a silver medal at the Europeans. The next year he moved to the coxed fours, winning his second national title and also winning at the World Championships in Luzern. In 1963, Neusel won his third national title and the European Championships. In 1964, he added his last national title, a silver medal at the Europeans, and won the gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics within the mixed German team. The crew was then elected Team of the Year in West Germany.

His father was professional heavyweight boxer Walter Neusel, nicknamed “The Blonde Tiger,” who died in 1964 when his son haf just arrived at Tokyo. Peter Neusel competed at the Tokyo Olympics and did not travel back for his father’s funeral in accordance with his family’s wishes. While studying economics Neusel took over his father’s pub in Charlottenburg.


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

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Rowing Germany GER Final Round A Final 7:00.44
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat One 6:44.12
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