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Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand

Full name: Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: September 11, 1952 in Dörrebach, Hunsrück, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: ASC Darmstadt, Darmstadt (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Long-distance runner Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand won a totally surprising bronze medal in the 5K at the 1976 Montréal Olympic Games when he crossed the finish line with a dive just 0.12 seconds ahead of New Zealand’s Rod Dixon. He was also nominated for the 1980 Moscow Games, but due to the US-led boycott of the Western countries did not start. Hildenbrand placed eighth both at the 1974 European Championships and the 1975 European Cup. He was German Champion in the 5K in 1975-76, winning the 10K in 1976. In 1978 he added one more title with the 4x1,500 relay.

Personal Best\: 5000 – 13:13.69 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Men's 5,000 metres West Germany FRG 3 Bronze

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final 3 13:25.38
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Two 3 QU 13:45.85
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