Frank FORBERGER

German Democratic Republic (Germany) GDR

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Mexico City 1968
  • Year of Birth
    1943
Olympic Results

Biography

Frank FORBERGER

Frank Forberger rowed bow side for the renowned Einheit Dresden four, usually rowing in the fourth seat. With Frank Rühle, Dieter Grahn, and Dieter Schubert, the four men from Dresden competed together for 11 years and were never beaten in international competition. They won the Olympic gold medal in the coxless fours in 1968 and 1972. At the World Championships, they were victorious in 1966 and 1970, and were European champions in 1967 and 1971. The crew was named Team of the Year in 1968 and 1972.

Forberger also won a European silver medal with Grahn in the coxless pairs in 1969, the same year that they also won the East German national title. Forberger was also in the coxless fours crew that won the national titles 1965-68 and 1970-71. In 1998, Forberger died from a brain tumor. His daughter Anna also became a well-known rower.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

G
Coxless Fours
Coxless Fours Rowing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

G
Coxless Fours
Coxless Fours Rowing