Hartwig Gauder

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Hartwig Gauder (10 November 1954 – 22 April 2020) was a German race walker and architect. He won a gold medal in the Men's 50 kilometres walk at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.[1] He was born in Vaihingen an der Enz, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany.

In 1996, he had a viral heart infection that almost killed him.[1] He recovered after having a heart transplant, but became disabled. Afterwards, he became an architect.

Gauder died while undergoing dialysis on 22 April 2020, aged 65.[2] The cause of death was a heart attack caused by kidney failure.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Hartwig Gauder". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 5 April 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. "Medienbericht - DDR-Olympia-Held Hartwig Gauder (65) tot!". bild.de.
  3. Olympic race walking gold medallist Gauder dies of heart attack

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