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Helmut Kuhnert

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHelmut•Kuhnert
Used nameHelmut•Kuhnert
Born1 March 1936 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements186 cm / 90 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality East Germany

Biography

East German speed skater Helmut Kuhnert was Germany’s first ever world class skater ever. He participated in three consecutive Winter Olympics from 1956-64. His best finish was ninth in both the 5,000 metres in 1956 and in 1,500 metres in 1960. At the 1960 World Championships at St. Moritz he won a bronze medal in the all-around event. In total, Kuhnert participated in eight Worlds from 1956-63 and two European Championships in 1956 and 1958. He also won 17 East German titles, including eight in the all-around competition between 1954-65. He became GDR national coach after his retirement from competitive skating.

Personal Bests: 500 – 41.8 (1964); 1500 – 2:12.4 (1960); 5000 – 8:03.0 (1956); 10000 – 16:33.2 (1956).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER GDR Helmut Kuhnert
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =34
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 10
1960 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER GDR Helmut Kuhnert
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =20
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 22
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 13
1964 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER GDR Helmut Kuhnert
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =16

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