cc ger 1972 og munich huberti page 99 gdr m4 gold medal winner crew with nzl crew silver medal below  cc ger 1972 og munich huberti page 99 m4 result 

The M4- final at the Munich Games 1972 was one of the toughest in Olympic history:

"Frank Forberger, Frank Rühle, Dieter Grahn and Dieter Schubert, masters of their sport,

won after a most thrilling race - a tremendous duel! New Zealand and East Germany

startet at 39. At 500 metres, the East Germans led by 21/100 sec. At 1,000 metres,

the New Zealanders led by 92/100 sec. During the third quarter of the race, the New

Zealanders made an enormous effort which sent them past the 1,500 metre mark with

a lenght's lead. The East Germans did not lose heart. They pulled out all stops and came

back, to win in total exhaustion. It was their sixth FISA title since 1966 - the seventh,

in fact, for Dieter Schubert!" (Quote from "The FISA Centenary Book" by Jean-Louis

Meuret (1992), p. 162)



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