Karl-Heinz Krüger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKarl-Heinz•Krüger
Used nameKarl-Heinz•Krüger
Born25 December 1953 in Templin, Brandenburg (GER)
Measurements174 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsASK Vorwärts Frankfurt, Frankfurt an der Oder (GER)
NOC East Germany

Biography

Karl-Heinz Krüger was an East German welterweight boxer who earned a bronze medal at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. There, he lost his semi-final against upcoming Cuban Olympic champion, Andrés Aldama by a 5-0 decision. Since his youth, Krüger was coached by famous boxer and coach Manfred Wolke.

Krüger also won a bronze medal at the 1978 Worlds in the light-welterweight class. At the 1977 Europeans he lost in the final against Soviet Russian boxer Valery Limasov. In 1981 he added another silver medal, losing to another Soviet Russian, Serik Konakbayev. In 1979, Krüger won bronze, losing again to Konakbayev, this time in the semi-finals. Domestically, Krüger won the East German nationals in 1977 and 1979-80.

After his competitive career, Krüger started a coaching career at Frankfurt-an-der-Oder. After reunification the German Boxing Federation founded a Regional Training Center at Frankfurt and employed Krüger as a boxing coach. He also became chief boxing coach with the German Bundeswehr at Frankfurt.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Boxing GDR Karl-Heinz Krüger
Welterweight, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze