Bahne Rabe also stroked the German M8+ crew that won the gold medal at OG Seoul 1988.
In 2012 Evi Simeoni published the book "Schlagmann" which was inspired by the long illness and death (2001) of this athlete.
Frank Richter, Ike Landvoigt, Detlev Kirchhoff,
Dieter Sator, Stefan Forster, Marc Weber,
Jochen Lerche, Roland Baar, Kox Peter Thiede
The cachet depicts a 4X+, but there is no event for
this class of boat at World Rowing Championships.
This crew dominated the M2+ event between 1981
and 1991 by winning the gold medal at two Olympic
Games and seven World Rowing Championships:
WRC Munich 1981, WRC Lucerne 1982, Olympic
Games Los Angeles 1984, WRC Hazewinkel 1985,
WRC Copenhagen 1987, Olympic Games Seoul 1988,
WRC Bled 1989, WRC Tasmania 1990 and WRC Vienna
1991. In the M2+ final of the Olympic Games Barcelona
1992 the Abbagnale brothers lost against the Searle
brothers of Great Britain in an epic battle and won the
Giuseppe Abbagnale was elected president of the Italian
Rowing Federation in 2012.
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