Rüdiger Helm

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Rüdiger Helm
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-W0211-0022, Neubrandenburg, Rüdiger Helm bei NVA-Luftwaffe.jpg
Rüdiger Helm (in civilian clothing) in 1980.
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Born (1956-10-06) 6 October 1956 (age 60)

Rüdiger Helm (born in Neubrandenburg on 6 October 1956) was an East German sprint canoeist who competed from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won six medals which included three golds (1976: K-1 1000 m, 1980: K-1 1000 m, K-4 1000 m) and three bronzes (1976: K-1 500 m, K-4 1000 m; 1980: K-2 500 m).

Helm also won 19 medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with ten golds (K-1 1000 m: 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983; K-2 500 m: 1978, K-4 500 m: 1983, K-4 1000 m: 1978, 1979, 1981), six silvers (K-1 1000 m: 1977, K-2 500 m: 1979, K-4 500 m: 1982, K-4 1000 m: 1975, 1982, 1983), and three bronzes (K-1 1000 m: 1975, K-2 1000 m: 1974, K-4 500 m: 1981).

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