At a glance

6 Jan 1943 Berlin, Germany
184 cm / 88 kg 6'0'' / 193 pounds
Male

West-Berlin based sailor Willi Kuhweide became one of the most successful sailors ever in Germany. He participated in five Olympic Games from 1964-84, only missing 1980 because of the US-led boycott.

At his first Olympic appearance in 1964, Kuhweide was the object of Cold War intrigue between the NOCs of the former GDR and FRG. He had lost the inter-national races against GDR sailor Bernd Dehmel, but was the reigning European champion (because GDR sailors had not received an entry permit to come to Denmark). The International Yachting Union IYRU then ordered a race-off in Japan at Enoshima Island on Sagami...

Wilhelm in numbers

5
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:1
  • Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1984
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles 1984
    • 8
      Sailing
      Three Person Keelboat (Soling)
  • Montreal
    Montreal 1976
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Montreal
    Montreal 1976
    • 6
      Sailing
      Three Person Keelboat (Soling)
  • Munich
    Munich 1972
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Munich
    Munich 1972
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Sailing
      Two Person Keelboat (Star)
  • Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    • 15
      Sailing
      One Person Dinghy (Finn)
  • Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    • 1 Gold medal
      Sailing
      One Person Dinghy (Finn)