Klaus Zerta

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKlaus•Zerta
Used nameKlaus•Zerta
Born25 November 1946 in Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements165 cm / 48 kg
AffiliationsRV Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


At 13-years-old, West German cox Klaus Zerta won a gold medal in the coxed pairs at the 1960 Roma Olympic Games alongside Bernhard Knubel and Heinz Renneberg. He was then the youngest German Olympic Champion ever (13 years and 283 days), and was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest German sports award. Zerta later became a tennis coach. By profession, he was a construction manager at Degussa.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Rowing GER FRG Klaus Zerta
Coxed Pairs, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 1 Gold