Full name: Eugen Ray
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: July 26, 1957 in Gebstedt, Hettstedt, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: January 18, 1986 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SV Halle, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: East Germany
Related Olympians: Husband of Marlies Kanthak.
Sprinter Eugen Ray finished fifth in the 4Ã100 relay at the 1980 Moskva Games. He also reached the semifinals of the 100 but missed the final. He was runner-up at the 1977 World Cup in the 100, fourth at 200 metres, and was also runner-up with the sprint relay. In 1978, Ray won two silvers at the European Championships in the 100 metres and relay. He set a world record in the 100 indoor with 10.21 in 1976. Domestically, Ray won East German titles in the 100 in 1977-78 and 1980, adding three more titles indoors.
Ray, educated as an electrician, was a member of the Peopleâs Police. He was married to sports shooter [Marlies Kanthak] in his second marriage and died tragically during a police rescue operation in a traffic accident. His son was born five months later.
Personal Best\: 100 â 10.12 (1977).
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||East Germany||GDR||6 h2 r3/4|
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 100 metres Relay||East Germany||GDR||5|
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||6||10.47||7|
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||3||QU||10.30||2|
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||Round One||Heat Five||1||QU||10.38||7|
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||GDR||Final||5||38.73||8|
|1980 Summer||22||Moskva||Athletics||East Germany||GDR||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||38.65||6|