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Lothar Krieg

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLothar Michael•Krieg
Used nameLothar•Krieg
Born10 December 1955 in Darmstadt, Hessen (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsEintracht Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
NOC West Germany


Lothar Krieg was a 400 metre runner who won a bronze medal with the 4x400 relay at the 1976 Montréal Olympics. He would also have been nominated for the 1980 Moskva Olympics but could not start due to the US-led boycott. He won titles in the 4x400 relay at the 1977 World Cup, and 1977 and 1979 European Cups. At the 1978 European Championships Krieg finished fourth in the 400. He was German Champion in the 400 in 1976.

Krieg was educated as a sports teacher and coached sprinters with Eintracht Frankfurt. In 1987-88 he worked as the 400 national coach. He eventually became Director of Leisure and Fitness Sport for employees and trainees at the Frankfurt Airport AG (later Fraport AG).

Personal Best: 400 – 45.64 (1976).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics FRG Lothar Krieg
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) West Germany 3 Bronze

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