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Martin Knosp

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMartin•Knosp
Used nameMartin•Knosp
Born7 October 1959 in Renchen, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements178 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsASV Urloffen, Appenweier (GER)
NOC West Germany


West German freestyle wrestler Martin Knosp, the brother of Erwin, won the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the welterweight class. He was the World Championship winner in 1981, runner-up in 1979, and third in 1983. He was also the European Champion in 1980 and 1982, runner-up in 1979 and 1984, and third in 1981 and 1985.

Knosp won ten consecutive national titles from 1977-86. A trained businessman he had a son, Thomas, who has also become a successful wrestler. Knosp worked as a civil servant in the Ortenau District Office. He was also involved in wrestling as a sports administrator, and became president of Südbadischer Ringer Verband.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Wrestling FRG Martin Knosp
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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