Rudolf Vesper wrestling Gerd Dietze in 1968
|Representing East Germany|
|Greco-Roman wrestling (Men's welterweight|
|Summer Olympic Games|
|1968 Mexico City||Greco-Roman wrestling (Men's welterweight)|
|FILA Wrestling World Championships|
|1963 Helsingborg||Greco-Roman wrestling (Men's welterweight)|
|1967 Bucharest||Greco-Roman wrestling (Men's welterweight)|
Rudolf Vesper (born April 3, 1939) is a former Olympic wrestler for East Germany. Born in Niehmen, Lower Silesia, Vesper competed for the Unified German team in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and then East Germany in 1968 in Mexico City. Both times, he competed in the men's welterweight division of the Greco-Roman wrestling event.
The first time Vesper competed, in 1964, he did not win a medal. However, the second time, in 1968, Vesper won a gold medal in the Greco-Roman wrestling event.
Vesper also competed for East Germany in the FILA Wrestling World Championships. Upon his first appearance, 1963, in Helsingborg, he came in second in the Greco-Roman event. He competed in the 78kg weight class and the Seniors age group. His second appearance, in 1967, held in Bucharest, also resulted in a silver medal in the Greco-Roman event. He competed in the Seniors age group and the 78 kg weight class.
- "Rudolf Vesper Biography and Statistics". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
- "Vesper, Rudolf (GDR)". Wrestling Database. IAT. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
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