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Siegbert Horn

Full name: Siegbert Horn
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: May 11, 1950 in Hartmannsdorf, Schönewalde, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: August 9, 2016 in Elsterwerda, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: ASG Vorwärts Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Siegbert Horn was the first canoe slalom gold medalist at the 1972 München 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 Döring and Wolfgang Büchner. 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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Men's Kayak Singles, Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TT T PS
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing East Germany Final Standings 1 268.56
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing East Germany Final Standings Run One 17 363.20 4:23.20 100
1972 Summer 22 München Canoeing East Germany Final Standings Run Two 1 268.56 4:18.56 10
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