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Hansjörg Knauthe

Full name: Hansjörg Knauthe
Gender: Male
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: GDR East Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R
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

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES ET ER
1972 Winter 27 Sapporo Biathlon East Germany GDR Final Standings 3 28:11.72 0 1 0 1 0 0 28:11.72 2