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Detlef Wagenknecht

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDetlef•Wagenknecht
Used nameDetlef•Wagenknecht
Born3 January 1959 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements193 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany


East German 800 runner Detlef Wagenknecht finished sixth at the 1980 Moskva Olympics. He participated at the 1983 Worlds, and the 1978 and 1982 Europeans, with limited success. At the World Cup he finished third (1981) and fourth (1985), also placing second at the 1983 European Cup. At the 1981 European Indoors Wagenknecht placed fifth. Nationally he won five outdoor and two indoor titles in East Germany. Wagenknecht studied economics in Berlin and later worked as a freelance insurance and finance broker.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:44.81 (1981).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Detlef Wagenknecht
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 6