Klaus Trummer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKlaus•Trummer
Used nameKlaus•Trummer
Born24 February 1945 in Zeitz, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Measurements175 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsSC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
NOC East Germany


Canoe slalom events – held on the canoe slalom course of Augsburg - appeared at the Olympics for the first time in 1972 (and for the last time until 1992). Rolf-Dieter Amend partnered with Walter Hofmann in the Canadian doubles and won the gold medal as the reigning World runners-up in the C-2, beating reigning World champions and teammates from East Germany Jürgen Kretschmer and Klaus Trummer, who came in disappointing fourth.

In 1971 Kretschmer and Trummer also won the C-2 team World Championships. In 1973 both came in second and third with the team, in 1975 they claimed another two gold medals in the C-2 and with the C-2 team. They were East German champions in 1968, 1970, 1971 and 1973, and in 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1975 with the team of SC DHfK Leipzig. Both later became members of the German Canoe Slalom Hall of Fame. Michael Trummer was the son of Klaus Trummer and competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, when canoe slalom came back to the Olympic programme. Klaus later became a whitewater coach and was president of his home club Kanu-Verein Zeitz.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) GDR Klaus Trummer
Canadian Doubles, Slalom, Men (Olympic) Jürgen Kretschmer 4

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