Bernd Kannenberg

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Bernd Kannenberg
Bernd Kannenberg in 1972
Personal information
Born(1942-08-20)August 20, 1942
Königsberg, East Prussia, Prussia, Germany
DiedJanuary 13, 2021(2021-01-13) (aged 78)
Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Event(s)Race walking
ClubTV 1860 Fürth
LAC Quelle Fürth
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)20 km – 1:24:45 (1974)
50 km – 3:52:45 (1972)
Medal record
Representing  West Germany
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich 50 km walk
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1974 Rome 20 km walk

Bernhard "Bernd" Kannenberg (20 August 1942 – 13 January 2021) was a West German race walker. He won the 50 km event at the 1972 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal. Kannenberg was born in Königsberg, East Prussia, Nazi Germany. After retiring from competitions he coached the German race walking team.[1]

Kannenberg died on 13 January 2021, aged 78.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Bernd Kannenberg". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18.
  2. Olympiasieger Bernd Kannenberg verstorben (in German)