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Klaus-Dieter Kurrat

Full name: Klaus-Dieter Kurrat
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 16, 1955 in Nauen, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Kerstin Gerschau.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Sprinter Klaus-Dieter Kurrat appeared in two Olympics. In 1976 at Montréal he won a silver medal with the sprint relay and finished seventh in the 100, and four years later in Moskva he was eliminated in the second round of the 100. Kurrat participated in the 1979 World Cup (fourth with the relay), two European Cups (winner in 1973 and runner-up in 1979, both with the relay), and the European Indoors in 1977 and 1979 (fourth and fifth in the 60 m, respectively). He won six outdoor and four indoor East German titles.

In 1978 Kurrat married Olympic gymnast Kerstin Gerschau and worked as an athletics coach. After German reunification they owned a fitness studio and dance school. He eventually became a trainer in the sports center Kleinmachnow and then CEO of a sports and wellness center in Wildau. Their three daughters also later became dance coaches in their school.

Personal Best\: 100 – 10.22 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics Men's 100 metres East Germany GDR 7
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics Men's 100 metres East Germany GDR 6 h4 r2/4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final 7 10.31 7
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 10.30 4
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 QU 10.29 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 10.37 6
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 6 10.54 6
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Athletics East Germany Round One Heat One 4 QC 10.53 1

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Final 2 38.66 1
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 39.43 3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 39.42 6
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