Ullrich Dießner

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Ullrich Dießner
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Born27 December 1954 (1954-12-27) (age 65)
Meißen, East Germany
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
SportRowing
ClubSC Einheit Dresden

Ullrich Dießner (born 27 December 1954) is a retired German rower who had his best achievements in the coxed fours. In this event he won a silver and a gold medal at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics, respectively, as well as five world titles in 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1982. [1] [2] [3] For his Olympic achievements Dießner was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in 1976 [4] and 1980. [5]

His twin brother Walter rowed together with Ullrich in most competitions until 1981. The brothers have different birth dates because Walter was born before midnight and Ullrich shortly thereafter. [1] [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ullrich Dießner". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. 1 2 Ullrich DIESSNER at FISA WorldRowing.com
  3. Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften – Zweier mit Steuermann, Vierer mit Steuermann. sport-komplett.de
  4. Neues Deutschland, 10 September 1976, p. 4
  5. Neues Deutschland, 22 August 1980, p. 3
Diessner (right) in 1982 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1982-0829-020, U. Diessner, U. Kons, H. Sennewald, T. Greiner.jpg
Dießner (right) in 1982