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Herbert Kirchner

Full name: Herbert Kirchner
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: May 16, 1937 in Lauscha, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Biathlon

Biography

East German biathlete Herbert Kirchner from Oberhof competed at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics, finishing 13th in the only event in that era, the 20 km. As Kirchner started with jersey #1 he was the first ever biathlete in the history of Olympic Winter Games. He was one of the pioneers of biathlon in Thuringia and later turned to coaching.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 13

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1960 Winter 22 Squaw Valley Biathlon Germany Final Standings 13 1-46:35.6 4 1-38:35.6 27 1 30:02 16 0 45:13 14 1 1-05:54 11 2 1-25:19 13
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