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
Born7 August 1963
Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Died5 August 2001 (aged 37)
Kiel, Germany
Height2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
ClubRuderclub 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 FISA
  3. ^ Rowing News. The Independent Rowing News Inc. 30 August 2001. p. 6. ISSN 1548-694X.