Hans-Dieter Riechel

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans-Dieter•Riechel
Used nameHans-Dieter•Riechel
Born18 December 1934 in Benneckenstein, Oberharz am Brocken, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Died2 December 2014 in Wernigerode, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements170 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsSG Dynamo Zinnwald, Altenberg (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany


Biathlete Hans-Dieter Riechel was placed 21st at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics in the 20 km event. Domestically he helped his home club SC Dynamo Zinnwald win the East German national title with the military patrol in 1963. Individually he won the 20 km title in 1963 and 1964. From 1965-79 he worked as a biathlon coach in Rehefeld. By profession, he was a forester.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Winter Olympics Biathlon GER GDR Hans-Dieter Riechel
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 21