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Name  Klaus Beer

Role  Olympic athlete
Klaus Beer
Born  November 14, 1942 (age 73) (1942-11-14) Liegnitz (Legnica), East Germany
Olympic medals  Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump

Klaus Beer (born November 14, 1942) is a former track and field athlete active in the 1960s for East Germany. Beer is best known for winning the silver medal in the long jump at the 1968 Summer Olympics, well behind Bob Beamon's record setting performance – Beamon jumped 8.90 m, while Beer jumped 8.19 m.

Biography

Beer was born in Liegnitz (Legnica), Province of Lower Silesia.

Beer won the silver medal in the long jump at the 1968 Summer Olympics, well behind Bob Beamon's record setting performance – Beamon jumped 8.90 m, while Beer jumped 8.19 m.

Beer was a seven time (1961, 1962, 1964, 1967–1970) East German champion competing outdoors and a national champion four times (1965, 1968–1970) indoors. He came in second at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in 1970. He also came in second at the 1970 European Cup Finals, Europe's team championship, which East Germany won that year.

He has coached Kofi Amoah Prah and Steffen Landgraf.

References

Klaus Beer Wikipedia


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