Klaus Lehnertz

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Klaus Lehnertz
Klaus Lehnertz 1964.jpg
Lehnertz at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born3 April 1938 (1938-04-03) (age 80)
Solingen, Germany
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Event(s)Pole vault
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5.10 m (1967)[1]

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).[1]

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.[1]

For his Olympic achievement Lehnertz was awarded the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt in 1964 and the Rudolf-Harbig-Gedächtnispreis in 1967. In 1972 he was a member of the IAAF athletics jury.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Klaus Lehnertz. Sports Reference