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Klaus Zerta

Full name: Klaus Zerta
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: November 25, 1946 in Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: RV Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


At 13-years-old, West German cox Klaus Zerta won a gold medal in the coxed pairs at the 1960 Roma Olympic Games alongside [Bernhard Knubel] and [Heinz Renneberg]. He was then the youngest German Olympic Champion ever (13 years and 283 days), and was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest German sports award. Zerta later became a tennis coach. By profession, he was a construction manager at Degussa.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 13 Roma Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1960 Summer 13 Roma Rowing Germany GER Bernhard Knubel Final Round 7:29.14
1960 Summer 13 Roma Rowing Germany GER Bernhard Knubel Round One Heat Three 7:31.64
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