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Manfred Kokot

Full name: Manfred Kokot
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 3, 1948 in Templin, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Leipzig, Leipzig (GER) / SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

In 1971 Manfred Kokot was the first East German sprinter to run 10 flat for 100 metres. At the 1972 München Olympics he finished fifth with the sprint relay and was eliminated in the second round of the 100. Four years later in Montréal he won a silver medal with the sprint relay. Kokot won a bronze medal with the sprint relay at the 1974 Europeans, adding a silver medal in 1978. He also helped the East German sprint relay team win the 1973 European Cup and place second at the 1977 World Cup. He claimed three more medals in the 60 m at the European Indoors – bronze in 1971, and silver in 1973-74. Domestically he won two outdoor and five indoor titles. Kokot set eight indoor world records in the 50 m, 60 m, and 100 yards. His daughter Johanna and his brother Reinhold also became international successful sprinters.

Manfred Kokot was educated as an electrician for diesel locomotives, first working at Leipzig Central Station, and he later became a car representative and ran an electrical repair company.

Personal Best\: 100 – 10.0 (1971).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Men's 100 metres East Germany GDR 6 h4 r2/4
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 5
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 6 10.44w 1
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 10.49 7

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics East Germany GDR Final 5 38.90 6
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics East Germany GDR Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 39.06
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat One 3 QU 39.17
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Final 2 38.66 1
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 39.43 3
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 39.42 6
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