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Athletics : Former pole vaulters, and official Günther Lohre died

The German athletics mourns the loss of the former pole vaulter, official and coach Günther Lohre. For many years, active spokesman of the national team, died Friday evening in his home town of Leonberg at the age of 65 years as a member of the family of the German press Agency confirmed on Sunday. Lohre was between 1975 and 1984, respectively, nine times German champion in the indoor and Outdoor, also a national record holder and, most recently, of 5.65 meters. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, the Schwabe rank ninth.

The former world-class Athlete of Salamander grain West home had been punished according to their own statements, in his active time from the German athletics Association (DLV), because he objected to the use of doping substances. "I said no. The result was that there was a Two-class society: the Hard, to properly, the medal winner. And the wimps," said Lohre once the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung".

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miss The summer games in 1980 in Moscow, he missed because of the boycott. For the games in Los Angeles four years later, he has not been nominated. "I was in the Form of my life. And tell me: You're too old for a final chance.“ From 2009, Lohre was for some years the DLV Vice-President of performance sports, including the 2011 world Championships in Daegu, South Korea. He made for a wide promotion and the use of scientific findings to come to a clean way to Be. As a Marketing professional Lohre had worked once in many of the major events in Stuttgart. (dpa)

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