Wolfgang Thüne

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Wolfgang Thüne
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Thüne in 1974
Personal information
Born (1949-10-08) 8 October 1949 (age 67)
Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Sport Artistic gymnastics
Club ASK Vorwärts Potsdam; TuS 04 Leverkusen

Wolfgang Thüne (born 8 October 1949) is a German former gymnast. He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in all artistic gymnastics events and won a bronze medal with the East German team. Individually his best achievement was seventh place in the horizontal bar.[1] He won two more bronze team medals at the world championships in 1970 and 1974 as well as individual silver in the horizontal bar in 1974.[2] At the 1975 European championships in Bern, he fled to West Germany with the help of his rival Eberhard Gienger.[3] In 1977 he won the national all-round title in West Germany competing for TuS 04 Leverkusen.[4] After retirement he worked as a gymnastics coach at the same club.


  1. ^ "Wolfgang Thüne". sports-reference. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Turnen – Weltmeisterschaften Herren. sport-komplett.de
  3. ^ Turnen: Eberhard Gienger als Fluchthelfer. spiegel.de (28 October 1999)
  4. ^ Turnen – Deutsche Meisterschaften Herren. sport-komplett.de