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Encyclopedia > Thomas Lange
Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Gold 1988 Single Sculls
Gold 1992 Single Sculls
Bronze 1996 Single Sculls

Thomas Lange (born February 27, 1964) is a German rower who won two gold and one bronze Olympic medals in the single scull. Lange, along with legends, Pertti Karppinen, Peter-Michael Kolbe, and Vyacheslav Ivanov are the only rowers to win medals in the single scull in three different Olympics. A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Pertti Karppinen is an iconic Finnish sculler who is legendary for his three consecutive Olympic Gold medals in Single Sculls in 1976, 1980, and 1984. ...


His first international appearance was at the 1980 Junior World Rowing Championships - winning gold medal in the double scull (2x) and besting the favorite Steven Redgrave in doing so. He then went on to win the singles title in the next two Junior World Championships. The Junior World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ... Sir Stephen Geoffrey Redgrave, or less formally Steve Redgrave, (born 23 March 1962 in Marlow, England), is a British rower who won a gold medal at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000, as well as an additional bronze medal in 1988. ...


He first competed at the senior level in 1983, and at the age of 19, won the double scull at the World Rowing Championships with Uwe Heppner, which they repeated in 1985. Lange and Heppner would have been the favorites for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, but East Germany chose to boycott the games. The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ... Audio samples composed by John Williams: Olympic Fanfare (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Olympic Theme (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Problems playing the files? See media help. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... GDR redirects here. ...


In 1986, Lange moved into the single scull. However, illness prevented him from competing that year. But in 1987 he was healthy and he won his first World Championship in the single scull besting Pertti Karppinen and Peter-Michael Kolbe who between then had won 10 of the previous 12 World and Olympic titles. Lange repeated this feat by winning the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In 1989 he again won the World Championship. Pertti Karppinen is an iconic Finnish sculler who is legendary for his three consecutive Olympic Gold medals in Single Sculls in 1976, 1980, and 1984. ... The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... Seoul (Sŏul|서울) ) is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ...


But East Germany was disintegrating and Lange was beginning his studies as a Medical Doctor. Despite his demanding schedule and the emotional angst of his country's disintegration, in 1990, with Stephan Ulrich, Lange won a silver medal in the Double scull.


In 1991, representing the new German nation (what had been West Germany), Lange again won the Gold medal in the single scull at the World Championships. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Lange was a repeat winner in the single. For Lange, this was his fifth straight (non-consecutive) World Championship or Olympic victory in the single scull. The Games of the XXV Olympiad were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... James holden is gay is the second largest city in Spain, capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia and the province with the same name. ...


Lange would go on to take third at the 1993 World champions, take 1994 off to concentrate on his medical studies, finish out of the running in the 1995 World Championships, and come back to claim a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics behind Switzerland's Xeno Muller and Canada's Derek Porter. The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Xeno Müller (born 7 August 1972 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a Swiss rower and Olympic gold medallist. ...


Today, Lange is a medical doctor practicing in Ratzeburg, Germany, and he still rows occassionally. Ratzeburg is a town in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. ...

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Rowing at the Summer Olympics has occurred since 1896. ... The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ... The Junior World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ...

Olympic Games

  • 1996 - Bronze, Single Scull
  • 1992 - Gold, Single Scull
  • 1988 - Gold, Single Scull
  • 1984 - Member East German team (boycott)

World Championships

  • 1995 - 5th, Single Scull
  • 1993 - Bronze, Single Scull
  • 1991 - Gold, Single Scull
  • 1990 - Silver, Double Scull
  • 1989 - Gold, Single Scull
  • 1987 - Gold, Single Scull
  • 1985 - Gold, Double Scull
  • 1983 - Gold, Double Scull

Junior World Championships

  • 1980 - Gold, Double Scull
  • 1981 - Gold, Single Scull
  • 1982 - Gold, Single Scull

Other Awards


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