Full name: Walter SchrÃ¶der
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: December 29, 1932 in Campow, Utecht, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Affiliations: Ratzeburger RC, Ratzeburg (GER)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Walter SchrÃ¶der rowed with the eights in 1959, which won that yearâs European title with an overwhelming margin of some 50 metres. The 1960 crew was known as the âRatzeburgâ crew, even though their members came from both the Ratzeburg and Ditmarsia Kiel clubs, and their prowess was attributed partially to their new oar design. They won the first non-US gold in the eights since 1900 and were subsequently elected West German Team of Year, as they were in 1959. They were also awarded the Silver Bay Leaf in both 1959 and 1960, the highest German sports award.
SchrÃ¶der later became a rowing teacher and coach. He also wrote several textbooks about rowing, partly together with his teammate [Hans Lenk]. SchrÃ¶der became professor at the University of Hamburg and taught sports, especially rowing.
|1960 Summer||27||Roma||Rowing||Men's Coxed Eights||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1960 Summer||27||Roma||Rowing||Germany||GER||Final Round||5:57.18|
|1960 Summer||27||Roma||Rowing||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Two||6:03.34|