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Heinz Kiehl

Full name: Heinz Kiehl
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: June 6, 1943 in Oggersheim, Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Died: July 26, 2016 in Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: KSV Oggersheim, Oggersheim, Ludwigshafen (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Heinz Kiehl began wresting in his youth with KSV Oggersheim, where his father served as chairman of the club. Kiehl competed as a light-heavyweight throughout his career, in both freestyle and Greco-Roman. The highlight of his career was at the 1964 Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight after winning his first two matches by fall, but then losing his two remaining matches by decision, and this would remain his only medal at a major international tournament. Kiehl also competed in freestyle at the 1964 Olympics and at both styles at the 1968 Olympics.

Kiehl’s other top ten finishes at major international tournaments were fourth in Greco-Roman at the 1967 European Championships, sixth in freestyle at the 1967 Europeans and in Greco-Roman at the 1968 Europeans, ninth in freestyle at the 1963 Worlds, and tenth in Greco-Roman at the 1965 Worlds. Domestically Kiehl was the top West-German light-heavyweight wrestler in the 1960s, winning 11 West-German titles – 1963-67 in freestyle and 1964-68 and 1970 in Greco-Roman. Kiehl trained as a mechanic, but was later educated as a physical education teacher and worked for 30 years at an elementary school in Edigheim, a district of Ludwigshafen.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Germany GER 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle Germany GER AC
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman West Germany FRG AC
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle West Germany FRG AC

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR RE
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings 3 1964-10-16
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Final Round Match #1 2 1964-10-19 Svensson (SWE) decision, Kiehl (GER)
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 2 1964-10-19 3
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #5 AC 1964-10-19 Kiehl (GER) 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 2T 1964-10-18 3
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #6 2 1964-10-18 Wiesberger, Jr. (AUT) decision, Kiehl (GER) 3
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 1T 1964-10-17 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #7 1 1964-10-17 Kiehl (GER) fall (1:36), Lovell (USA) 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1964-10-16 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #8 1 1964-10-16 Kiehl (GER) fall (2:59), Panizo (ESP) 0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Final Standings AC 1968-10-23 7,0 Eliminated r2/7
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two 13T 1968-10-24 7,0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round Two Match #4 2 1968-10-24 Kiss (HUN) decision, Kiehl (FRG) 3,0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One 11T 1968-10-23 4,0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One Match #4 2 1968-10-23 Martinescu (ROU) fall (2:09), Kiehl (FRG) 4,0

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Final Standings AC 1964-10-11 Eliminated r4/6 7
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Four 7 1964-10-14 7
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Four Match #2 2 1964-10-14 Mustafov (BUL) decision, Kiehl (GER) 3
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three 5T 1964-10-13 4
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Three Match #1 1 1964-10-13 Kiehl (GER) decision, Jutzeler (SUI) 1
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two 6T 1964-10-12 3
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round Two Match #2 2 1964-10-12 Mane (IND) decision, Kiehl (GER) 3
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One 1T 1964-10-11 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Wrestling Germany GER Round One Match #2 1 1964-10-11 Kiehl (GER) fall (5:59), Ölziisaikhany (MGL) 0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Final Standings AC 1968-10-17 Withdrew r2/8 3,5
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One 13T 1968-10-17 3,5
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Wrestling West Germany FRG Round One Match #6 2 1968-10-17 Lomidze (URS) superiority, Kiehl (FRG) 3,5
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