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Klaus Ampler

Full name: Klaus Ampler
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 15, 1940 in Malbork, Pomorskie, Poland
Died: May 6, 2016 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Father of Uwe Ampler.


Klaus Ampler started his succesful career in the late 1950s. His sporting highlight was winning the Internationale Friedensfahrt in 1963, for which he was chosen GDR Sportsman of the Year. In 1968 Ampler participated in the Olympic Games in the 100 kilometer team time trial, finishing 13th.

Klaus Ampler ended his career in 1970 and afterwards coached the GDR-road team, who won Olympic gold in 1980, but also coached his son, [Uwe Ampler], who became Olympic Champion in the same event in 1988, and who was a multiple GDR champion in road and track cycling. He also worked as a sports reporter and ran a wholesale bicycle shop, but went bankrupt in 1996.

In 2005 Klaus Ampler fell ill with Alzheimer's disease, which led to his death in 2016 in a nursing home at the age of 75.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial East Germany GDR 13

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Cycling East Germany GDR Final Standings 13 2-17:51.29
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