Full name: Manfred Kokot
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: East Germany
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|