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Wilfried Soltau

Full name: Wilfried Soltau
Gender: Male
Born: June 17, 1912 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Died: September 27, 1995 in Süsel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Affiliations: HKC, Hamburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, race canoeist Wilfried Soltau won two bronze medals in the C2 over 1,000 and 10,000 metres with [Egon Drews]. Four years later in Melbourne, the two men finished fourth over 10,000 metres, having won the bronze medal at the 1954 World Championships over 1,000 metres. The duo also won the West German C2 titles in 1952-54 and 1956 over 1,000 metres, Soltau also won it in 1957 with Heinz Osenbrüg, and previously in 1950 with Waldemar Becker. Drews and Soltau also dominated the Nationals over 10,000 metres between 1952-56, a title Soltau also won in 1947 and 1949-50 with Becker. In 1954 and 1957 Soltau won the German team title with Hamburger Kanu Club. He was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf in 1952.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Germany GER 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres Germany GER 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres Germany GER 4

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Canoeing Germany GER Egon Drews Final Round 1952-07-28
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Canoeing Germany GER Egon Drews Round One Heat Two 1952-07-28

Men's Canadian Doubles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Canoeing Germany GER Egon Drews Final Standings 1952-07-27
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Canoeing Germany GER Egon Drews Final Standings 1956-11-30
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