Full name: Hansjörg Knauthe
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: July 13, 1944 in Geising, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SG Dynamo Zinnwald, Altenberg im Erzgebirge (GER)
Country: East Germany
Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
Hansjörg Knauthe won a silver medal in the 20 km and a bronze relay medal at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games together with Joachim Meischner, Dieter Speer and Horst Koschka, finishing behind the Soviet Union and Finland. In 1970 he won a relay bronze medal at the World Championships. On a national level, Knauthe raced on five consecutive national relay champions (1967-71) with SG Dynamo Zinnwald, and won one individual title, in the 20 km in 1969, adding silver medals in that event in 1966 and 1969-71.
Knauthe was educated at the Deutsche Hochschule für Körperkultur (DHfK) Leipzig (German High School for Sports Culture), graduating as a sports teacher, but after German reunification he became a personal and property protector at the Saxon State Chancellery.
|1968 Winter||23||Grenoble||Biathlon||Men's 20 kilometres||East Germany||GDR||21|
|1972 Winter||27||Sapporo||Biathlon||Men's 20 kilometres||East Germany||GDR||2||Silver|
|1972 Winter||27||Sapporo||Biathlon||Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay||East Germany||GDR||3||Bronze|
|1968 Winter||23||Grenoble||Biathlon||East Germany||Final Standings||21||1-25:04.9||2||1-23:04.9||42||1||17:21||22||1||39:09||28||0||54:38||20||0||1-16:14||20|
|1972 Winter||27||Sapporo||Biathlon||East Germany||Final Standings||2||1-16:07.60||1||1-15:07.60||8||1||18:11.01||16||0||34:49.56||5||0||51:02.26||2||0||1-07:45.25||2|