Gerhard Wiltfang

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Gerd Wiltfang receives a prize from Freddy Heineken (1965)
Gerhard Wiltfang
Medal record
Representing  West Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Show jumping, Team

Gerhard "Gerd" Wiltfang (27 April 1946 in Stuhr, Lower Saxony – 1 July 1997 in Thedinghausen) was a German equestrian and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal in show jumping with the West German team at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.[1] In 1978, he won the World Championship in show jumping, and in 1982 the silver medal.

Witfang was married to Rita, with whom he had three children. They divorced and she later married Alwin Schockemöhle.[2]

Wiltfang died in 1997 of heart failure.


  1. ^ "Gerhard Wiltfang". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 3 September 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Karl-Heinz Bergmann (29 July 1995). "Alwin Schockemöhles hoffnungsvoller Derby-Kandidat Scott war gedopt Schatten über dem Paradies". Berliner Zeitung.