|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||13 May 1939 in Eckartsberga, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)|
|Measurements||182 cm / 75 kg|
|Affiliations||ASK Vorwärts Potsdam, Potsdam (GER)|
Peter Frenkel specialized in the 20 km walk, and was the best East German walker of the later 1960s and early 1970s. He recorded two World Records, 1-25:50 in 1970, and 1-25:19.4 in 1972. In addition to his Olympic performances, winning the gold medal in 1972 and the bronze medal in 1976, he placed fourth at the 1971 European Championships. Frenkel was world-ranked #1 in both 1970 and 1972.
Frenkel later studied photography from 1972-76 and became a freelance photographer, exhibiting his photos in Germany and foreign countries, and serving as a lecturer for photography at the Rhein-Sieg-Kunstakademie in Hennef. Frenkel became a member of the German NOC in 1990, was the spokesman of the German Olympians Association (GOD) and a member of the German Artists Association. Later he became press secretary of his renamed home club OSC Potsdam.
Personal Best: 20kmW – 1-23:30 (1974).
|1968 Summer Olympics||Athletics||20 kilometres Walk, Men||Olympic||10||Representing East Germany|
|1972 Summer Olympics||Athletics||20 kilometres Walk, Men||Olympic||1||Gold||Representing East Germany|
|1976 Summer Olympics||Athletics||20 kilometres Walk, Men||Olympic||3||Bronze||Representing East Germany|
|1972 Summer Olympics||31 August 1972||Athletics||20 kilometres Walk, Men||Final Standings||1-26:42.4||1|