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Klaus Katzur

Full name: Klaus Katzur
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: August 26, 1943 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: September 4, 2016 in Riesa, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Rostock, Rostock (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Petra Thümer.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Klaus Katzur started swimming at the age of 14, but seriously commenced competitive sports in 1963. Two years later he beat the previous top East German breaststroker, [Egon Henninger], for the first time to become national champion in the 200 m breaststroke. He won additional titles at 100 m (1967, 1971 and 1972) and 200 m (1967, 1969 and 1972) breaststroke and the 400 m individual medley in 1965. In 1966 Katzur won his first international medal as bronze medalist in the 400 IM at the European Championships. In 1972 he achieved his greatest individual success winning the 200 m breaststroke at the European Championships. At the same event he won his second title in the medley relay. Katzur competed in three Olympics but took his only medal in 1972 as a silver medalist with the GDR medley relay.

After his active career Katzur took over the care of the youth section of ASK Potsdam. In 1987 he became a functionary of the figure skating section of SC Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz). After German reunification he worked as a pool manager and coach in Würzburg, and he later sold fixtures and fittings for gyms. In 2000 Katzur became chairman of the Association of German Olympians and a personal member of the German NOC. Only two years later he was confronted with allegations of having cooperated with the GDR's Stasi (secret police). Katzur was married for a time to double gold medalist [Petra Thümer] but they later divorced.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Germany GER 7 h1 r2/3
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke East Germany GDR 4 h1 r2/3
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke East Germany GDR 3 h5 r1/2
1972 Summer 29 München Swimming Men's 100 metres Breaststroke East Germany GDR 4 h1 r2/3
1972 Summer 29 München Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke East Germany GDR 8
1972 Summer 29 München Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 4 1:09.9
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany Round One Heat One 2 Q 1:09.4
1972 Summer 29 München Swimming East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 4 1:06.82 32.65 7 34.17 (1)
1972 Summer 29 München Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Three 3 Q 1:07.36 31.68 3 35.68 (4)

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 100-200m 5dT 5dR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 7 2:37.3 1:13.4 6 1:23.9 (7)
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Swimming Germany Round One Heat One 3 Q 2:36.7 1:14.5 3 1:22.2 (3)
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Swimming East Germany Round One Heat Five 3 2:36.2 1:14.1 =2 1:22.1 (3)
1972 Summer 29 München Swimming East Germany Final 8 2:27.44 1:10.68 4 32.91 2 1:49.21 6 37.77 (6) 38.53 (8) 38.23 (7)
1972 Summer 29 München Swimming East Germany Round One Heat One 1 Q/OR 2:26.32 1:10.26 1 32.75 1 1:48.51 1 37.51 (1) 38.25 (2) 37.81 (2)

Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Summer 29 München Swimming East Germany GDR Final 2 1:06.02 2:02.32 2
1972 Summer 29 München Swimming East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 1:06.44 2:04.52 1
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