Sports Physician - Athlete 1965

1965

Steffen Brand (1965-) became German champion in the 5,000m in 1990, but then he switched to 3,000m steeple, in which he won the national title in 1992, 1993 and 1996. During the 1962 Olympics in Barcelona, he finished fifth in that competition and sixth during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He was sixth at the 1993 World Cup and fourth at the 1995 World Cup. After completing his medical studies, he chose to specialize in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and he associated himself with a group practice in L√ľneburg.

1965

American Duncan Douglas (1965-), nicknamed 'the Jacked Up Old Man', participated in the biathlon of the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics. After his sporting career, he started medicine studies at Boston University Medical School and switched to cycling. After graduating, he specialized in anesthesia, after which he went to work in Rochester.

1965

Sven Lodziewski (1965-) won the 4 x 200m freestyle with the GDR quartet at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. In 1986 the foursome had captured the gold medal in that competition at the World Cup in Madrid and in 2001 he swam with the German team as a 33-year-old to the bronze medal at the World Cup in Fukuoka. He crowned himself as European champion 100m freestyle in Strasbourg in 1987 and at the 1986 World Cup he finished second in the 200m freestyle, after the unapproachable Michael Gross (1964-). Four years earlier during the World Cup of Guayaquil, he had won the same medal in the 400m freestyle. After his medicine studies, he specialized in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine and became a team physician for the German Swimming Association.

1965

American Dave Silk (1965-) skated in the World Cup circuit from 1985 to 1988. He earned a selection for the 1983 Junior World Championships and for the World Championships of 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1990. At that of 1988 in Alma Ata he won the 1,500m and in 1986 he was the best over 5,000m during the World Cup Final. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, he participated in the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000m with the sixth place in the 5,000m as the best result. He also participated in cycling, where he won the 1981 Pintlar Classic of Montana and the Citizen's Class Cycling Race at the Sweet Pea Festival in Bozeman, Montana. After his sports career, he graduated from the University of Washington Medical School and specialized in emergency medicine at Michigan State University. He started a career as an emergency physician in Helena, Montana.

1965

Dutch swimmer Conny van Bentum (1965-) participated in the Olympics of Moscow, Los Angeles and Seoul in 1980, 1984 and 1988 respectively. Each time she reached one or more finals. In 1980, she finished fifth in the final of the 100m freestyle and took the bronze medal with the relay team on the 4 x 100m freestyle. Four years later she finished fourth in the 100m freestyle, fifth in the 200m freestyle, seventh in the 100m butterfly and eighth in the 200m butterfly. With the relay team she won the silver medal at the 4 x 100m freestyle. In 1988 she became eighth in the 100m frestyle, sixth in the 100m butterfly and eighth in the 200m butterfly. With the relay team 4 x 100m freestyle, she again won the silver medal and she finished fifth in the 4 x 100m medley. She won her first national title in 1979 when she was barely thirteen. Her success series was supplemented with two silver medals and nine bronze medals on European Championships and five times a bronze medal on World Championships. After her medicine studies, she settled as a general practitioner in Amersfoort and became a team physician for the hockey team of Dutch women and men.

1965

Rob Wainwright (1965-) was selected once for the British Lions and 37 times for the Scottish national rugby team, of which sixteen times as captain. He graduated as a medical doctor from Magdalene College, Cambridge and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1987, where he was promoted to Major in 1996. After he retired to the army in 1999, he and his wife opened a bed and breakfast on the island of Coll.

1965

In 1986, 1987 and 1988, Bernhard Zintl (1965-) finished second in the German pole vaulting championship, after the unapproachable Germanized Pool Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz (1953-), but he won the gold medal for the next three years. He also jumped to the six German indoor titles. He was selected for the 1986 and 1990 European Championships and for the 1987 and 1991 World Cups. In 1989 he won the gold medal at the Universiade in Duisburg with a personal record of 5m65. In 1998 he finished his medical studies, specialized in Orthopedic Surgery and started a practice in Munich.


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