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Klaus Beer


Klaus Beer

Olympic medalist
Klaus Beer, 1970
Medal record
Competitor for  East Germany
Men's Athletics
Silver 1968 Mexico City Long Jump
European Indoor Championships
Silver Wien 1970 Long Jump
European Cup
Gold Stockholm 1970 Long Jump

Klaus Beer (born November 14, 1942) is a former track and field athlete active in the 1960s for East Germany.


Beer was born in Liegnitz (Legnica), Province of Lower Silesia.

Beer won 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.

He has coached Kofi Amoah Prah and Steffen Landgraf.


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