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Andreas Kunz

Full name: Andreas Kunz
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Born: July 24, 1946 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Klingenthal, Klingenthal (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Nordic Combined

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Andreas Kunz won the bronze medal at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics but was forced to end his athletic career due to political pressure, as he had good contacts with his former teammate Ralph Pöhland. Pöhland had fled to West Germany on 19 January 1968 but could not start at the Olympics because the East German sports administrators would not allow him to compete for West Germany. As it was closely after the 1968 Winter Games, East German administrators discovered that Kunz still had contacts with Pöhland, and he was barred from his sport club, SV Dynamo Klingenthal. Kunz then returned to his hometown of Leipzig, where he worked as a sports officer. After reunification he had a brief career as a coach in sports shooting.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Nordic Combined Men's Individual East Germany GDR 3 Bronze

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Nordic Combined East Germany Final Standings 3 444.10
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Nordic Combined East Germany Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 10 216.9
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Nordic Combined East Germany Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 5T 109.3 72.5 65.8 43.5 15.0 13.5 15.5 14.0 14.5
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Nordic Combined East Germany Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 10 non-scoring 105.8 72.0 62.3 43.5 15.0 13.5 15.0 14.0 14.5
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Nordic Combined East Germany Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 5 107.6 74.0 64.1 43.5 15.0 14.0 15.5 14.0 14.5
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Nordic Combined East Germany Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 3 227.20 49:19.8 17:16.8 7 35:28.2 3