Klaus-Peter Göpfert

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKlaus-Peter•Göpfert
Used nameKlaus-Peter•Göpfert
Born22 October 1948 in Coburg, Bayern (GER)
Measurements176 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsSC Motor Zella-Mehlis, Zella-Mehlis (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German Wrestler Klaus-Peter Göpfert burst onto the scene in 1970 when he won the Greco-Roman lightweight title at the European Championships. He later won two silver medals in 1975 and 1977, and a bronze in 1973. Göpfert also won three World Championship medals, winning silver in 1971 and 1974, and bronze in 1973. Domestically, Göpfert won six national titles 1970-74, 1977.

At the Olympics, he was less successful, finishing fifth in the welterweight at Montréal in 1976, having been a disappointing 12th at the 1972 München Games, when he was eliminated in the third round, after two losses. When he finished his active career, Göpfert turned to coaching, first in Zella-Mehlis, and after re-unification, as Regional Head Coach in Bavaria. His daughter Peggy became a luger.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling GDR Klaus-Peter Göpfert
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC
1976 Summer Olympics Wrestling GDR Klaus-Peter Göpfert
Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 5