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Wolfgang Thüne
Olympic gymnast

Wolfgang Thüne

Wolfgang Thüne
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Intro Olympic gymnast
Is Gymnast Athlete Artistic gymnast
From Germany Germany
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 8 October 1949, Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Eichsfeld, Thuringia, Germany
Age 72 years
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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. 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. At the 1975 European championships in Bern, he fled to West Germany with the help of his rival Eberhard Gienger. In 1977 he won the national all-round title in West Germany competing for TuS 04 Leverkusen. After retirement he worked as a gymnastics coach at the same club.

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