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Friedhelm Wentzke

Full name: Friedhelm Wentzke
Gender: Male
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)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

West German flatwater canoer Friedhelm Wentzke was part of the gold medal winning 4 x 500 kayak relay together with [Dieter Krause] and [Günter 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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Canoeing Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres Germany GER 1 Gold
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
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

Men's Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date T
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
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