Wolfgang Klein

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWolfgang•Klein
Used nameWolfgang•Klein
Born28 January 1941 in Hannover, Niedersachsen (GER)
Died15 September 2017 in Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Measurements181 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsHamburger SV, Hamburg (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany


Wolfgang Klein was German Indoor Champion in the long jump for four consecutive years (1961-1964) and was German Outdoor Champion in 1963 and 1964. He competed at the 1962 European Championship, qualifying for the final, but having to withdraw with an injury. At the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 he came in tenth. He later studied law and became president of the football club Hamburger Sportverein from 1979 to 1987.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.90 (1964).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics GER FRG Wolfgang Klein
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 10

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