Max Klauß

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMax•Klauß
Used nameMax•Klauß
Born27 July 1947 in Chemnitz, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements185 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsSC Einheit Dresden, Dresden (GER)
NOC East Germany


Long jumper Max Klauß finished sixth at the 1972 München Olympic Games. He took part in the 1966 European Championships in the decathlon (fourth), and in the long jump in 1969 (sixth), 1971 (gold medal), and 1973 (seventh). At the European Indoors he won medals of each color – 1972-gold, 1973-silver, and 1974-bronze. At the 1973 European Cup Klauß placed third. Domestically he collected seven East German titles – decathlon in 1967, long jump in 1971-74, and indoor long jump in 1971 and 1973.

Klauß was educated as a biomechanicist at the Central Institute for Sports Medicine in Kreischa. He married non-Olympian long jumper Kristina Ziegler. In documents on doping in the former GDR, which became public after reunification, his name was found in the list of doped athletes.

Personal Best: LJ – 8.18 (1974).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Max Klauß
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 6

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