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Rupert Kratzer

Full name: Rupert Kratzer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: February 16, 1945 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Died: September 23, 2013 in Garching bei München, Bayern, Germany
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Starting out as a footballer Rupert Kratzer became interested in cycling only through a bet, when he won a keg of beer by being the fastest in a race from his hometown of Munich to Lake Starnberg. He later won the German individual pursuit championship fives times (1967-69, 1971, 1973), and won a bronze medal in the event at the 1973 World Championships. He added silvers at the German nationals in individual pursuit in 1970 and 1972, and also won a bronze medal in the team pursuit in 1974. Kratzer died of a heart attack while training in go-karting, one of his favorite hobbies.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres West Germany FRG 5T

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Cycling West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 4:41.43
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Cycling West Germany Qualifying Round 6 QU 4:43.84
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