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Manfred Knickenberg

Full name: Manfred Knickenberg
Nickname(s): Knicki
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: August 26, 1937 in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Wuppertaler SV, Wuppertal (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Sprinter Manfred Knickenberg participated in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the 100, but was eliminated in the heats. He won a bronze medal with the sprint relay at the 1966 Europeans, placing fourth in the 100, and he also finished second in the 100 at the 1965 European Cup. In 1964-66 Knickenberg was West German Champion in the 100, also winning the 200 in 1966, which led to him being called “fastest policeman in Germany.” The policeman also won the West German Police Championships in the 100 in 1959, 1963, 1965, 1969, and 1971. He was later active as a sprint coach and married non-Olympian sprinter Maren Collin. Their daughter Britta Knickenberg also became a sprinter at the national level.

Personal Best\: 100 – 10.1 (1970).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 4 h10r1/4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Round One Heat Ten 4 10.7 10,74
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