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Heinz Wittig

Full name: Heinz Wittig
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: March 3, 1938 in Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: August 15, 2012 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Water Polo

Biography

As the East German water polo national team won the inter-national qualifying match in 1964 against the West German national team, with a 3-1 win in Magdeburg and a 1-1 tie in Wuppertal, the German Olympic team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics was an East German one that finished sixth. The team was coached by Rolf Bastel.

Heinz Wittig from SC Leipzig was on the 1964 Olympics team and was also runner-up with East Germany at the 1966 Europeans. Wittig earned 190 international caps and died in 2012 after a long, severe illness. In 1998 and 2002 Wittig won the Senior World Championships with SSV Leipzig-Leutsch and SV Poseidon Hamburg, respectively.

In 1968 the DTSB (East German Gymnastics and Sports Association) ended national support for water polo, field hockey, basketball, and some other sports. Participation in international competitions in the capitalist world was forbidden, training sessions me forbidden. Indoor times and training sessions were cancelled.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Water Polo Men's Water Polo Germany GER 6

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Group A Match #2 2 1964-10-14 ROU 5, GER 4 1
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Group A Match #3 2 1964-10-15 ITA 2, GER 1 0
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Group B Match #2 2 1964-10-12 URS 3, GER 2 0
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Group B Match #3 1 1964-10-13 GER 3, AUS 1 0
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