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Klaus Köste

Full name: Klaus Köste
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: February 27, 1943 in Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: December 14, 2012 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Klaus Köste won a bronze at the 1970 World Championships on the horizontal bar and won the 1971 and 1973 European Championships on the same apparatus. He started for the combined German team in 1964 and for the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in 1968 and 1972. Köste started his career at the age of six in his hometown of Frankfurt (Oder) but later moved to Leipzig. In 1972 he earned the Vaterländische Verdienstorden (Patriotic Order of Merit) of the GDR in gold. In 1974 he had to retire due to a tear of his Achilles tendon. With his 34 national titles he was one of the most successful German gymnasts ever.

Köste then studied sports at the Deutsche Hochschule für Körperkultur (DHfK) at Leipzig and became a trainer and high school teacher. From 1974-76 he was GDR national women’s coach and from 1976-85 was the chief trainer at SC Leipzig. He also taught sports at DHfK Leipzig during that time. From 1998-2002 he was one of the assistants to cycling legend Gustav-Adolf Schur when he was elected to the German Bundestag for the left-wing party PDS, and Köste was also active with the German Gymnastics Association from 2001-04. He died from a heart attack in 2012.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Germany GER 18
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Germany GER 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise Germany GER 14T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault Germany GER 19T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars Germany GER 18T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar Germany GER 21T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Rings Germany GER 49T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse Germany GER 28T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around East Germany GDR 16
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise East Germany GDR 21T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault East Germany GDR 30T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars East Germany GDR 33T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar East Germany GDR 4
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Rings East Germany GDR 11T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse East Germany GDR 45T QR
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around East Germany GDR 6T
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Floor Exercise East Germany GDR 5
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Horse Vault East Germany GDR 1 Gold
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars East Germany GDR 9 QR
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Horizontal Bar East Germany GDR 15T QR
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Rings East Germany GDR 5T
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics Men's Pommelled Horse East Germany GDR 13 QR

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 18 112.75 55.75 57.00
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 16 111.85 56.20 55.65
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 6T 113.075
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final 6T 113.075 56.625 56.45
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Floor Exercise 7 9.35
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Horse Vault 9T 9.40
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Parallel Bars 3T 9.60
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Horizontal Bar 5T 9.60
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Rings 13T 9.35
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Pommelled Horse 22T 9.15
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 6 QU 113.25 56.25 57.00
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Floor Exercise 2T QU 19.05 9.50 9.55
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Horse Vault 3 QU 18.95 9.40 9.55
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Parallel Bars 9 19.00 9.50 9.50
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Horizontal Bar 15T 18.75 9.20 9.55
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Rings 6T QU 19.00 9.45 9.55
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying Pommelled Horse 13 18.50 9.20 9.30

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany GER Final Standings 3
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany GDR Final Standings 3
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany GDR Final Standings 3

Men's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 14T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Qualifying 14T 18.95 9.40 9.55
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 21T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 21T 18.55 9.20 9.35
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 5 18.825
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final 5 18.825 9.525 9.30

Men's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 19T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Qualifying 19T 19.10 9.40 9.70
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 30T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 30T 18.40 9.15 9.25
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 1 18.850
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final 1 18.850 9.475 9.375

Men's Parallel Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 18T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Qualifying 18T 19.00 9.40 9.60
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 33T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 33T 18.75 9.45 9.30
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 9 QR

Men's Horizontal Bar

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 21T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Qualifying 21T 18.90 9.50 9.40
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 4 19.225
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final 4 19.225 9.725 9.50
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 3T QU 19.45 9.75 9.70
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 15T QR

Men's Rings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP QP FP
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 49T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Qualifying 49T 18.25 8.85 9.40
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 11T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 11T 18.80 9.40 9.40
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 5T 18.950
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final 5T 18.950 9.500 9.45

Men's Pommelled Horse

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Final Standings 28T QR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Gymnastics Germany Qualifying 28T 18.55 9.20 9.35
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 45T QR
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Gymnastics East Germany Qualifying 45T 17.90 9.25 8.65
1972 Summer 29 München Gymnastics East Germany Final Standings 13 QR
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