Bernd Kannenberg

Intro Athletics competitor
A.K.A. Bernhard Kannenberg
Is Athlete
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 20 August 1942, Königsberg, Prussia
Star sign Leo
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Bernhard "Bernd" Kannenberg (born 20 August 1942) is a retired West German race walker who won the 50 km event at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He also competed in the 20 km at the 1972 and 1976 Games, but failed to finish. In 1972 Kannenberg became the first German athlete to walk 50 km within 4 hours; the same year he was awarded the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt. During his career he set five world records, and won six outdoor and four indoor West German titles. Kannenberg was a professional soldier and trained at the sports school of the German Bundeswehr at Warendorf. After retiring from competitions he coached the German race walking team.

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