Manfred Knickenberg

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Manfred Knickenberg (born August 26, 1937 in Wuppertal ) is a former German athlete and Olympic participant who - starting for Germany - was successful as a 100 and 200 meter runner in the 1960s . His greatest success is the bronze medal at the European Championships in 1966 with the German 4 x 100 meter relay (39.8 s: Hans-Jürgen Felsen , Gerd Metz , Dieter Enderlein , Manfred Knickenberg).

At the same European Championships he was fourth in the 100-meter run; in the 200-meter lead he was eliminated.

At the Olympic Games in 1964 , he was eliminated in the 100-meter run; at the European Championships in 1969 , he came in sixth with the 4 x 100 meter relay.

He was German champion in the 100-meter run three times in a row (1964–1966) and was then considered "Germany's fastest police officer."

Manfred Knickenberg initially belonged to the sports club Wuppertaler SV and later SV Bayer 04 Leverkusen . During his competition time he was 1.76 m tall and weighed 72 kg.


  • Klaus Amrhein: Biographical manual on the history of German athletics 1898–2005 . 2 volumes. Darmstadt 2005 published on German Athletics Promotion and Project Society