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Klaus Schlenkrich

Full name: Klaus Schlenkrich
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: April 26, 1939 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Water Polo

Biography

As the East German water polo national team won the inter-national qualifying match in 1964 against the West German national team, with a 3-1 win in Magdeburg and a 1-1 tie in Wuppertal, the German Olympic team at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics was an East German one that finished sixth. The team was coached by Rolf Bastel.

Klaus Schlenkrich from SC Leipzig was among the world’s best water polo players in the 1960s. He was runner-up with East Germany at the 1966 Europeans. In 1968 he returned to the Olympic Games at Mexico City, then representing East Germany. The team also finished sixth, again coached by Rolf Bastel.

In 1968 the DTSB (East German Gymnastics and Sports Association) ended national support for water polo, field hockey, basketball, and some other sports. Participation in international competitions in the capitalist world was forbidden, training sessions me forbidden. Indoor times and training sessions were cancelled.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Water Polo Men's Water Polo Germany GER 6
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo Men's Water Polo East Germany GDR 6

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Group A Match #2 2 1964-10-14 ROU 5, GER 4 0
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Group A Match #3 2 1964-10-15 ITA 2, GER 1 1
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Classification Round 5-8 Match #2 1 1964-10-17 GER 5, BEL 3 0
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Classification Round 5-8 Match #4 1 1964-10-18 GER 5, NED 4 1
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Group B Match #2 2 1964-10-12 URS 3, GER 2 0
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Water Polo Germany GER Group B Match #3 1 1964-10-13 GER 3, AUS 1 1
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo East Germany GDR Final Round Match 5/6 2 1968-10-25 USA 6, GDR 4 0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo East Germany GDR Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 1 1968-10-24 GDR 8, CUB 2 1
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo East Germany GDR Group B Match #4 1 1968-10-15 GDR 12, MEX 4 1
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo East Germany GDR Group B Match #7 1T 1968-10-16 YUG 4, GDR 4 2
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo East Germany GDR Group B Match #10 2 1968-10-17 ITA 5, GDR 4 2
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo East Germany GDR Group B Match #13 1 1968-10-19 GDR 11, GRE 4 0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo East Germany GDR Group B Match #17 1 1968-10-20 GDR 8, JPN 0 1
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo East Germany GDR Group B Match #24 1 1968-10-21 GDR 19, EGY 2 0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Water Polo East Germany GDR Group B Match #28 1 1968-10-22 GDR 8, NED 3 1
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