Bahne Rabe

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Bahne Rabe
FRG rowing 8 in Seoul 1989 Paraguay stamp crop.jpg
Bahne Rabe (1st rower from right) at the 1988 Olympics
Personal information
Born 7 August 1963
Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Died 5 August 2001 (aged 37)
Kiel, Germany
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Sport Rowing
Club Ruderclub Hansa, Dortmund

Bahne Rabe (7 August 1963 – 5 August 2001) was a competition rower from West Germany. He won two Olympic medals in the coxed eight event: a gold in 1988 and a bronze in 1992, and in 1991 he won a world title in the coxed fours.[1][2]

After retiring in 1995, Rabe had difficulties in maintaining his daily balance. He became anorexic, losing about 40 kg by 2001. He died of pneumonia on 5 August 2001, after having been admitted to hospital in critical condition due to extreme malnutrition.[3]


  1. ^ Bahne Rabe.
  2. ^ Bahne Rabe at from FISA
  3. ^ Rowing News. The Independent Rowing News Inc. 30 August 2001. p. 6. ISSN 1548-694X.