Roland Brückner

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Roland Brückner
— Gymnast —
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Roland Brückner in 1978
Personal information
Country represented  Germany
Born (1955-12-14) 14 December 1955 (age 58)
Köthen, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club SC Dynamo Berlin

Roland Brückner (born 14 December 1955) is a retired German gymnast. He competed at the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and won a bronze and a silver medal in the team competition, respectively. Individually he won a gold in the floor exercise and two bronze medals in the vault and parallel bars in 1980.[1] He won two more gold medals in the floor exercise at the 1979 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships[2] and 1981 European championships.[3] He missed the 1984 Summer Olympics due to their boycott by East Germany and competed at the Friendship Games games instead, winning a gold on the floor and a silver in the team competition.

He retired from competitions shortly after the 1984 Friendship Games and later worked as a trainer, near Ulm in Germany and at the NKL Liestal, Switzerland.[4] He was chosen the 1984 Gymnast of the Year in East Germany. He is married and has two children, Sandra and Thomas.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roland Brückner". sports-reference. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Turnen – Weltmeisterschaften Herren. sport-komplett.de
  3. ^ Turnen – Europameisterschaften Herren. sport-komplett.de
  4. ^ Trainerflucht hält an: Olympiasiegerin Maxi Gnauck wechselt in die Schweiz, GYMmedia.de (18 July 2005)
  5. ^ Roland Brückner (GDR). gymn-forum.net
  6. ^ Wiedersehen mit Roland Brückner (interview in German). gymmedia.com (9 January 2000)

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