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Lars Hartig

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  • 2018: Overall World Cup winner in M2x
  • 2012: 6th place at the Olympic Games in LM2x
  • 2010: Gold at the World Championships in LM4x

  • 2018: Overall World Cup winner in M2x
  • 2012: 6th place at the Olympic Games in LM2x
  • 2010: Gold at the World Championships in LM4x

On his way to Tokyo 2020 as a duo

Lars still has a dept to settle with the Olympic Games. After he had switched from lightweight rowing to heavyweight rowing five years ago, he originally had best chances to take part in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 but was then cut off last minute. After a longer time-out, he wanted to take his chance to be part of the double scull this season together with Timo Piontek as his partner. But again, they had skilled competitors and finally Timo Piontek and Lars had to defeat the stronger duo Kruger/Naske. Both continued together in the quad until Lars was replaced at the last Worldcup by Hans Gruhne, who also replaced him for the World Championship. Will Lars make another start this fall to fulfill the dream of Tokyo?

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  • Place of birth: Husum
  • Club: Friedrichstädter Rudergesellschaft e.V.
  • Occupation: Sport soldier & university student
  • Inside: Trained visual marketing designer


More from Lars Hartig



15 German scullers, 3 boat classes and only 7 seats available. The young scullers have a long and hard way ahead of them. Who will make it into which boat and fulfill his dream of the Olympic Games?

Time to Tokyo 2020


Trailer for the Web Series


Step test with Dr. Gunnar Treff

Before the selection process starts, all athletes have to do different tests. Typical for rowing is the step test, which is conducted by the performance diagnosticians several times a year .


“ROW TRIP” – Episode 04 (Part 1)

The rowing soul is delighted, because the athletes like to rowing most with their boats on glassy water and sunny weather. But also a training camp has its rules.


“ROW TRIP” – Episode 04 (Part 2)

Oliver Zeidler, Stephan Krüger, Tim Ole Naske – those are three contenders for the seat in the single scull. Each of them has his very own strengths. In Erba they practice head-to-head.


“ROW TRIP” – Episode 04 (Part 3)

In the end the coaches select the rowers for the boats. The double scull could become highly competitive. Only the most successful boat of the last years causes some worries.


Ergometer-test // selection – part 1

The ergometer test is the starting point of the selection and well known in the world of rowing: 2,000 meters – human vs. machine.


Pretest single scull / selection – part 2

More than just a final rehearsal for the German Championship in Cologne: the single scull races in Hamburg-Allermöhe.


“SHOWDOWN IN COLOGNE” – Episode 05 (Part 1)

The German Championships are not just about the title. Already in the quarter-finals, there is a hard fight for a place among the first twelve. Not everyone achieves this goal.


“SHOWDOWN IN COLOGNE” – Episode 05 (Part 2)

In the finale of the German Small Boat Championships it comes to the final decision. But Oliver Zeidler leaves no doubt that there can be only one champion.


“TEAMPLAYER” – Episode 06

Lars Hartig and Timo Piontek are the top dogs in the fight for the double scull. They are boat partners and good friends at the same time. That’s also why they want to fulfill their big dream together.


“DOUBLE TROUBLE” – Episode 07

The highlight of the fight for the double scull takes place in Duisburg! Lars Hartig and Timo Piontek against Stephan Krüger and Tim Ole Naske. A hard fight, with a lot of tension and big emotions.


“IN & OUT – Episode 08

The role of a spareman is ungrateful for every competitive athlete. Therefore the European Championship was for Stephan Riemekasten one of the most difficult regatta of his rowing career.


Sleepless nights

Head coach Marcus Schwarzrock is not satisfied with the performance at the European Championships. He sets first changes in the quadruple scull.


“UNDER PRESSURE” – Episode 10

After another fourth place at the World Cup II in Poznan head coach Marcus Schwarzrock exchanged the strokeman in the quad. At the last regatta before the World Championship, Hans Gruhne takes over the command instead of Lars Hartig. Who can best withstand the pressure?

Milestones from Lars Hartig