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Rudolf Vesper

Full name: Rudolf Vesper
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: April 3, 1939 in Niemil, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Rostock, Rostock (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Greco-Roman welterweight wrestler Rudolf Vesper won two silver medals at the 1963 and 1967 World Championships. At the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 he was disappointingly eliminated after the third round, but in Mexico City he crowned his wrestling career by winning a surprising gold medal, then representing East Germany. In 1970, he added a bronze medal at the Europeans. Nationally, Vesper won nine East German titles. Vesper was trained as a carpenter, but later studied education and became a teacher for sports, social studies and vocational trainings.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER AC
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1964-10-16 Eliminated r3/6 6
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 11T 1964-10-18 6
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #4 1 1964-10-18 Vesper (GER) decision, Bayrak (TUR) 1
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 14T 1964-10-17 5
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #5 2 1964-10-17 Nyström (SWE) decision, Vesper (GER) 3
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One 7T 1964-10-16 2
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #5 1T 1964-10-16 Kazama (JPN) , Vesper (GER) draw 2
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Final Standings 1 1968-10-23
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Final Round Match #1 1 1968-10-26 Vesper (GDR) decision, Zarev (BUL)
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Round Four 1 1968-10-26 3,5
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Round Four Match #5 AC 1968-10-26 Vesper (GDR) 0,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Round Three 3T 1968-10-25 3,5
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Round Three Match #7 1T 1968-10-25 Bajkó (HUN) draw, Vesper (GDR) 2,5
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Round Two 2 1968-10-24 1,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Round Two Match #9 1 1968-10-24 Vesper (GDR) decision, Robin (FRA) 1,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Round One 1T 1968-10-23 0,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling East Germany GDR Round One Match #11 1 1968-10-23 Vesper (GDR) fall (2:05), Alba (MEX) 0,0
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