Dirk Knappheide

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDirk•Knappheide
Used nameDirk•Knappheide
Born10 May 1967 in Bad Iburg, Niedersachsen (GER)
Measurements189 cm / 83 kg
AffiliationsMF Warendorf
NOC Germany West Germany


Modern pentathlete Dirk Knappheide was on the West German Olympic team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and finished 15th with the team and 60th individually. Four years later at Barcelona he represented re-unified Germany and finished 11th with the team and 15th individually. In 1993, he won his only German national title.

Knappheide later turned to triathlon and won several competitions in senior classes. He also founded a fitness and physiotherapist center in his hometown of Warendorf.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon FRG Dirk Knappheide
Individual, Men (Olympic) 60
Team, Men (Olympic) West Germany 15
1992 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon GER Dirk Knappheide
Individual, Men (Olympic) 22
Team, Men (Olympic) Germany 11