Klaus Beer, 1970
November 14, 1942 (age 75)|
Liegnitz (Legnica), East Germany
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.
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.