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Klaus Beer

Full name: Klaus Beer
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: November 14, 1942 in Legnica, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Peggy Beer.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Klaus Beer was the father of the non-Olympian Ronald Beer and his sister, Peggy Beer, and married his teammate Sigrid Albert. In 1964 Klaus Beer started for the mixed German team and in 1968 he represented East Germany. He later became a successful long jump coach. In his early years he was a very good handball player.

In 1962, 1969 and 1971 Beer took part in the European Championships and he earned several long jump titles in East Germany (1961-62, 1964, 1967-70; and 1965, 1968-70 indoors). In 1968 he was the first East German athlete to jump over 8 metres and he is the answer to a trivia question as he won the silver medal at the 1968 Olympics behind Bob Beamon's legendary world record.

Personal Best: LJ – 8.19 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Men's Long Jump Germany GER 21 QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Long Jump East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 21 7.27
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round One NP foul
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 17 7.25 7.25
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP 7.27
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round 2 8.19
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 4 7.97
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 2 8.19 8.19
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 2 foul 8.19
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Four 2 7.62 8.19
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Five 2 foul 8.19
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 9T QU 7.77 NM
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B 4T 7.77 NM
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2T 7.77
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 3T pass 7.77 NM
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass