Full name: Siegbert Horn
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: May 11, 1950 in Hartmannsdorf, SchÃ¶newalde, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: August 9, 2016 in Elsterwerda, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: ASG VorwÃ¤rts Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: East Germany
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Siegbert Horn was the first canoe slalom gold medalist at the 1972 MÃ¼nchen Olympics, just ahead Austrian [Norbert Sattler]. The event was held in the Augsburg Eiskanal. Horn was 1971 World Champion and was runner-up with the team that year. In 1973 he was runner-up in canoe slalom singles, but won the team competition with non-Olympians Christian DÃ¶ring and Wolfgang BÃ¼chner. In 1975 the team came in third and Horn was World Champion in singles. Domestically he won the former GDR championships in 1969 and 1971.
Trained as a turner, Horn later studied sports and worked as a graduate sports teacher. After German reunification he became a self-employed physiotherapist with his own practice in Elsterwerda. In August 2016 he lost his fight against cancer.
|1972 Summer||22||MÃ¼nchen||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom||East Germany||GDR||1||Gold|
|1972 Summer||22||MÃ¼nchen||Canoeing||East Germany||Final Standings||1||268.56|
|1972 Summer||22||MÃ¼nchen||Canoeing||East Germany||Final Standings||Run One||17||363.20||4:23.20||100|
|1972 Summer||22||MÃ¼nchen||Canoeing||East Germany||Final Standings||Run Two||1||268.56||4:18.56||10|