Full name: Herbert Kirchner
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: May 16, 1937 in Lauscha, ThÃ¼ringen, Germany
Affiliations: ASK VorwÃ¤rts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
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.
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