Joachim Meischner

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoachim•Meischner
Used nameJoachim•Meischner
Born13 August 1946 in Dorfchemnitz, Zwönitz, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsSG Dynamo Zinnwald, Altenberg (GER)
NOC East Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Joachim Meischner won his only international medal at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games in the biathlon relay together with Hansjörg Knauthe, Dieter Speer and Horst Koschka, finishing behind the Soviet Union and Finland. In 1967 he had won the first international biathlon medal for the former GDR at the World Youth Championships in Altenberg. Meischner won three GDR National titles in the relay (1969-71) with his SG Dynamo Zinnwald team, and won one individual medal at the East German Championships, a bronze in the 1971 20 km.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Winter Olympics Biathlon GDR Joachim Meischner
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) East Germany 3 Bronze