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Werner OTTO

German Democratic Republic (Germany)
TeamGerman Democratic Republic (Germany)
Track CyclingTrack Cycling
Olympic Medals
1S
Games Participations2
First Olympic GamesMexico City 1968
Year of Birth1948

Biography

Werner Otto was one of the most successful East German track cyclists in the 1960s and 1970s. Together with team-mate Hans-Jürgen Geschke, he reached the tandem quarter-finals at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. At München four years later, they won the silver medal, and in the sprint event, Otto was eliminated in the repêchage. Both Otto and Geschke won two tandem World titles, in 1969 and 1971, and added a silver (1970) and bronze medal (1973) to their collection. They also won the East German tandem title from 1968-71.

After his active cycling career, Otto studied sports science at the DHfK Leipzig, and became a successful cycling coach. Later he owned a cycling shop in Berlin, and founded the cycling club RSV Werner Otto Berlin.

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