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Klaus Richtzenhain

Full name: Klaus W. Richtzenhain
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 1, 1934 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: Sportclub Lokomotive Leipzig/Sportclub Turbine Erfurt
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Klaus Richtzenhain started within the mixed German team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and won the silver medal in the 1,500, behind Ireland’s [Ronnie Delany]. Richtzenhain was also eliminated in the heats of the 800. He was the German flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony.

The former soccer player participated in the 1958 Europeans without success. Domestically Richtzenhain won eight East German titles at different distances, mostly in the 1,500. In 1957 he set a world record for 3,000 metres indoor. He was an engineer at Optima, a company producing typewriters.

Personal Bests\: 800 – 1:48.9 (1956); 1500 – 3:42.02 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 5 h5 r1/3
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat Five 5 1:53.3 1:53.47

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final 2 3:42.0 3:42.02
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:46.6 3:46.76
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