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Gert-Dietmar Klause

Full name: Gert-Dietmar Klause
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: March 25, 1945 in Reumtengrün, Vogtland, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Klingenthal, Klingenthal (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

In 1975 Gert-Dietmar Klause was the only German (as of 2010), and the first non-Scandinavian, to win the legendary Vasaloppet. In 1976 he won the silver medal at 50 km and was sixth in the 30 km at the Innsbruck Olympics. In 1970 Klause was runner-up with the East German relay team at the World Championships, winning that title in 1974. Klause also won 20 East German titles (1968 – 15 km, 30 km and relay; 1969 – 30 km , 50 km and relay; 1970 and 1971 – relay; 1972 – 50 km; 1973 – 15 km; 1974 and 1975 – relay; 1976 - 30 km , 50 km and relay; 1977 - 15 km , 50 km and relay; 1978 – 15 km and relay).

Results

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 33 51:51.6 18:13.3 24 37:44.0 25
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 13 46:34.40 14:52.60 2 31:32.34 6
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 9 45:42.97 22:03.12 7 33:44.18 10

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 19 1-39:30.5 32:44.3 13 1-10:08.8 18
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 8 1-39:15.54 31:16.51 17 1-07:43.76 14
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 6 1-32:00.91 31:54.82 10 1-03:10.12 10

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 25 2-36:52.5 50:54.9 28 1-16:18.3 27 2-10:26.4 26
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 9 2-46:17.43 48:44.70 8 1-20:13.39 8 2-12:14.10 8
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany Final Standings 2 2-38:13.21 45:55.56 3 1-17:00.72 2 2-06:02.04 2

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Winter 22 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing East Germany GDR Final Standings 7 34:43.9 2-19:22.8 7
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing East Germany GDR Final Standings 6 32:45.15 2-10:03.73 6
1976 Winter 30 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing East Germany GDR Final Standings AC
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