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Edwin Klein

Full name: Edwin Klein
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 243 lbs (110 kg)
Born: June 19, 1948 in Konz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: Universitätssportclub Mainz, Mainz (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Edwin Klein was one of the leading West German hammer throwers in the 1970s, winning the German Championship in 1972 and 1974, and placing ninth at the 1974 European Championships. He was ranked in the World Top 10 from 1972-74, with a high of fifth in 1972. In school, he studied sports and geography, becoming a teacher. Since 1990 he has also worked as a freelance author writing action-oriented political thrillers. Among the 20 books he has published was Bitterer Sieg (1992), which painted a world picture of sports including doping practices, commercial entities, and mafia-like structures.

Personal Best: HT – 74.72 m (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Men's Hammer Throw West Germany FRG 7
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics Men's Hammer Throw West Germany FRG 8

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Final Round 7 71.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round One 5 71.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Two 7 foul 71.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Three 7 foul 71.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Four 7 69.70 71.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Five 7 70.26 71.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 14 QU 67.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 8 67.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 6 67.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 8 pass 67.14
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round 8 71.34
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round One 9 68.14
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Two 8 70.52 70.52
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Three 8 70.32 70.52
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Four 8 70.36 70.52
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Five 8 69.76 70.52
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Six NP 71.34
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 12 QC 68.72
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 9 68.72
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 7 68.68
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 9 68.36 68.68
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 68.72