Peter Kohnke

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Peter Kohnke
Enrico Forcella and Peter Kohnke 1960.jpg
Enrico Forcella (bronze, aged 52) and Peter Kohnke (gold, aged 18) at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born(1941-10-09)9 October 1941
Königsberg, East Prussia
Died3 April 1975(1975-04-03) (aged 33)
Bremervörde, Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
ClubSG Bremervörde

Peter Kohnke (9 October 1941 – 3 April 1975) was a German sports shooter. He won a gold medal in the 50 metre rifle prone event at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[1] He also competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics. He died in a traffic accident, aged 33.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Peter Kohnke". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 July 2010.