Klaus Siebert

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Klaus Siebert
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-T0217-0016, Klaus Siebert, Frank Ullrich.jpg
Klaus Siebert in 1978.
Personal information
Full name Klaus Siebert
Born (1955-04-29)29 April 1955
Schlettau, East Germany
Died 24 April 2016(2016-04-24) (aged 60)
Altenberg, Germany
Website klaussiebert.com
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club ASK Vorwärts Oberhof
World Cup debut 13 January 1978
Retired 30 March 1980
Olympic Games
Teams 1 (1980)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 4 (1975, 1977, 1978, 1979)
Medals 6 (3 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 3 (1977/78–1979/80)
Individual victories 8
Individual podiums 16
Overall titles 1 (1978–79)

Klaus Siebert (29 April 1955 – 24 April 2016) was a German biathlete and biathlon coach who raced for East Germany.

Career[edit]

At the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, Siebert won a silver medal on the relay with the East German relay team.[1] In the Biathlon World Championships, Siebert earned two gold medals with the East German relay team in 1978 and 1979, and a bronze medal from 1977. He also garnered three individual medals gold medal from the 20 km in 1978 and two bronzes from the 10 km in 1975 and 1978.[1]

After retiring from competition he became a coach. He coached in Germany, China and Belarus. He returned to his coaching role with the Belarusian national biathlon team in January 2012 after spending much of the previous year ill with cancer.[2] However, Siebert stepped down from this role ahead of the 2014-15 season due to health issues.[3]

Siebert died in Altenberg, Germany on 24 April 2016 after a long battle with cancer, aged 60.[4]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

1 medal (1 silver)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
United States 1980 Lake Placid 15th 4th Silver

World Championships[edit]

6 medals (3 gold, 3 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Italy 1975 Antholz-Anterselva 8th Bronze 4th
Norway 1977 Lillehammer 24th 12th Bronze
Austria 1978 Hochfilzen 7th Bronze Gold
West Germany 1979 Ruhpolding Gold 17th Gold
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.

Individual victories[edit]

8 victories (6 In, 2 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1977–78
3 victories
(2 In, 1 Sp)
13 January 1978 West Germany Ruhpolding 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
24 February 1978 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1 April 1978 Finland Sodankylä 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1978–79
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
28 January 1979 West Germany Ruhpolding 20 km individual Biathlon World Championships
31 March 1979 Finland Sodankylä 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1979–80
3 victories
(3 In)
19 January 1980 West Germany Ruhpolding 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
24 January 1980 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
20 March 1980 Sweden Hedenäset 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Klaus Siebert". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Klaus Siebert: Biathlon is My Life". International Biathlon Union. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "France, Belarus, Czech & More: Alfred Eder Interview". International Biathlon Union. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Biathlon-Erfolgstrainer Klaus Siebert gestorben

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