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Helmut Recknagel

Updated:2008-07-09 09:57 |

  Squaw Valley February 1960, VIII Olympic Winter Games. Ski jumping 90m: eventual winner Helmut RECKNAGEL of Germany in action. Credit: IOC Olympic Museum Collections/RüBELT Lothar

  Born: 20 March 1937

  Birthplace: Steinbach-Hallenberg (Germany)

  Nationality: Germany

  Sport: Skiing


  Squaw Valley 1960

  Innsbruck 1964


  Olympic medals:

  Gold: 1

  Other results:

  World Championships

  Gold : 1 (62)

  Bronze : 2 (58, 62)

  First Non-Scandinavian Ski Jump Champion

  Helmut Recknagel recorded the longest jump of each of the two rounds in the 1960 ski jumping contest and won the gold medal by 4.6 points.

  An East German, he was the first non-Scandinavian to earn an Olympic ski jumping title. In 1964, a second jumping event was added and Recknagel entered both. He place sixth on the normal hill and seventh on the large hill.

Editor : LiuAnqi

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