01. April 2003  
Artistic Gymnastics

The German Judge ROLF BAUCH passed away...

With great sadness, the big international gymnastics family noticed, that Mr. Rolf BAUCH, Honorary Member of the German Gymnastics Federation 'Maerkischer TurnerBund', has passed away yesterday in Potsdam, Germany.
Mr. Bauch, born on October 23, 1927 in Neukirch, was a longtime international judge from 1958 on until Atlanta 1996, an he got in 1998 the Diploma of the FIG for his highest seniority as an international judge.
Rolf Bauch was also the longtime chief coach of the former top gymnastics club 'ASK Potsdam', which developed more like 20 medals at Olympic Games, World and European Championships, at last the Olympic gold medal of Holger Behrendt on rings (Seoul 1988) and the world champion Jörg Behrend on vault 1989 in Stuttgart.