Dietmar Lorenz

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Dietmar Lorenz
RIAN archive 563360 Award ceremony for judo at 1980 Olympics.jpg
Dietmar Lorentz (second from right), bronze medalist at the 1980 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Born (1950-09-23) 23 September 1950 (age 68)
Schleiz, Thuringia, East Germany

Dietmar Lorenz (born 23 September 1950 in Schleiz, Thuringia) is an East German judoka, who competed for SC Dynamo Hoppegarten under the Sportvereinigung Dynamo.[1]

Lorenz won medals at major international competitions, taking gold at the European Judo Championships and the World Judo Championships. He won as the first German the Olympics and the Jigoro Kano Cup. As a member of the East German Olympic team, he took part in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. These games were boycotted by some countries, including Japan, whose Yasuhiro Yamashita and Sumio Endo were the reigning World Heavyweight and Open Class champions respectively.

He went as an outsider in the "Open Class" at the start. To the surprise of all judo experts, he defeated the favored opponents and also won the final battle against Angelo Parisi of France, who was twelve kilos heavier than him.

Today, he is a trainer at the SC Berlin for children. He wears the nanadan (七段:ななだん): seventh degree black belt (also, shichidan), a component of the Dan rank. [2] [3]


  1. ^ "Budoverein Dynamo-Hoppegarten | Der Judo-Doktor und Ehrenmitglied von Dynamo Hoppegarten wird 70:". Archived from the original on 6 March 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2007.
  2. ^ Geschichte[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Heinrich Göbel Oberschule[permanent dead link]

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