Lehnertz at the 1964 Olympics
|Born||3 April 1938 (age 80)|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||5.10 m (1967)|
Klaus Lehnertz (born 13 April 1938) is a retired West German pole vaulter. He competed for the United Team of Germany at the 1964 Olympics and won a bronze medal. He also won two medals at the European Cup in 1965-67, but placed only 13th and 9th at the European Championships in 1962 and 1966, respectively. Domestically he held West German outdoor (1959-61 and 1966-68) and indoor titles (1959, 1960 and 1964).
Lehnertz was educated as a skiing teacher, and starting from 1973 taught at the University of Kassel. In 1985 he defended a habilitation, and until 2003 worked as a professor of kinesiology and athletics coach. He also carried out research studies on golf stroke mechanics.
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