Olaf Förster

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Olaf Förster
Personal information
Born2 November 1962 (1962-11-02) (age 56)
Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight89 kg (196 lb)
ClubSC Einheit Dresden

Olaf Förster (born 2 November 1962) is a retired German rower who had his best achievements in the coxless fours. In this event, he won a gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics and world titles in 1987 and 1989.[1][2][3]

Förster's wife Kerstin also won a gold medal in rowing at the 1988 Olympics. The couple has two children.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Olaf Förster. Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b Olaf Förster at FISA WorldRowing.com
  3. ^ Rudern – Weltmeisterschaften Zweier mit Steuermann, Vierer ohne Steuermann. sport-komplett.de
Förster (left) in 1985