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Theo Kleine

Full name: Theodor "Theo" Kleine
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: September 4, 1924 in Lünen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: February 12, 2014 in Lünen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Bertasee Duisburg, Duisburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Theodor "Theo" Kleine won a silver medal at the 1956 Olympic Games at Melbourne in flatwater canoeing in the K2-10,000 metres with Fritz Briel. Kleine also competed at the flatwater World Championships and won a bronze medal in 1954 in the K2-10K event with Ernst Steinhauer, and in 1958 in the K4-1000 (together with Michel Scheuer, Gustav Schmidt, and the non-Olympian Georg Lietz), and in the K4-10K the same year with the same crew. At the European Championships he won a gold medal in the K4-10K in 1957 and 1959, and silver medals in the K4-1000 on both occasions. Domestically Kleine earned 23 national titles (K2-500\: 1955-56; K2-1000\: 1948, 1950; K2-10K\: 1947-51 and 1958; K4-1000\: 1955-59; K4-10K\: 1955, 1959; 4×500 relay\: 1955-59; and Team-K1\: 1956). In 1960 he retired from competition and then worked as a sports teacher.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 10,000 metres Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Kayak Doubles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Canoeing Germany GER Fritz Briel Final Standings 1956-11-30 43:40.6