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Roland Wieser

Full name: Roland Wieser
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: May 6, 1956 in Zschopau, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Race-walker Roland Wieser trained to become an auto mechanic but later became a sports instructor with the Volkspolizei (People’s Police) in East Berlin. He was European Champion in the 20 km in 1978 and won the bronze medal at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. In 1983 he placed 10th at the World Championships. In 1982, he finished ninth at the European Championships. Domestically, Wieser won the East German title in 1978 in both the 20 and 50 km. He was the first German race walker to better 42 minutes in the 10 km in 1974, recording 41:58.6. In 1978 he set a world record in the 20 km with 1-23:11.5.

Personal Best: 20kmW – 1-21:21t (1979).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk East Germany GDR 3 Bronze

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final Standings 3 1-25:58.2
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