Joachim Böhmer

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Joachim Böhmer
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-A0812-0012-001, Joachim Böhmer, Peter Schulz.jpg
Böhmer (right) in 1962
Personal information
Born 1 October 1940
Berlin, Germany
Died 28 December 1999 (aged 59)
Berlin, Germany
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Rowing
Club SC Dynamo Berlin

Hans-Joachim Böhmer (1 October 1940 – 28 December 1999) was an East German rower who won a bronze medal in the double sculls at the 1972 Summer Olympics, together with Hans-Ulrich Schmied.[1][2] They also won a European title in 1971 and a silver medal at the 1970 World Rowing Championships. In other rowing events Böhmer won a bronze medal in the eights at the 1966 World Rowing Championships.[3]

On retiring from sport Böhmer studied political science, and became a criminologist for the police in the Köpenick district of former East Berlin. His wife Irmgard Brendenal-Böhmer was also European champion in rowing.[1]