Full name: Friedhelm Wentzke
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: September 13, 1935 in Castrop-Rauxel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: FS Dortmund 98, Dortmund (GER) / Eintracht Duisburg, Duisburg (GER)
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)
West German flatwater canoer Friedhelm Wentzke was part of the gold medal winning 4 x 500 kayak relay together with [Dieter Krause] and [GÃ¼nter Perleberg] from East Germany, and [Paul Lange] from West Germany, which was the only mixed German team between 1956 and 1964 equally represented by West and East German athletes. Wentzke appeared again at the Olympics in Tokyo 1964, and won a silver medal with the West German K4. Only one year later he won a World title with the West German kayak.
Between 1961 and 1966 Wentzke won 10 West German national titles. He was a trained electric fitter and welder, but later worked as a swimming instructor. Among his tasks was the responsibility for the guest house of Sportpark Wedau in Duisburg for 37 years. In 1960 he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in West Germany.
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Relay 4 Ã 500 metres||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres||Germany||GER||2||Silver|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Canoeing||Germany||GER||Final Round||1964-10-22|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Canoeing||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1964-10-21|
|1964 Summer||29||Tokyo||Canoeing||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Two||1964-10-20|
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Canoeing||Germany||GER||Final Round||1960-08-29||1:54.20|
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Canoeing||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1960-08-27||1:57.50|
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Canoeing||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Two||1960-08-26||1:57.49|