Helmut KUHNERT

Speed Skating

  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1936
Olympic Results

Biography

Helmut KUHNERT

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).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

#=16
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

#9
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#13
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
#22
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#=20
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

#10
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
#9
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#=34
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating