Andreas Knebel

Andreas Knebel ( born June 21, 1960 in Sanger Hausen ) is a former German track and field athlete and Olympic medal winner who in the 1980s - starting for the GDR - one of the world's best 400-meter runners.

At the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980, he won the 4 x 400 meters relay silver medal ( 3:01,26 min, together with Klaus Thiele, Frank Schaffer and Volker Beck).

In the Indoor Athletics Championships 1981 he was European champion in Grenoble Hall over 400 meters ( 46.52 s )

At the European Championships in Athens 1982, he was second in the 400 - meter dash ( 45.29 seconds).

In 1983 he was employed at the World Championships in Helsinki in the 4 x 100 - meter relay team that came in fourth place ( 38.51 s ).

Andreas Knebel started for the SC Magdeburg and trained with Jürgen Ludewig. In his playing days, he was 1.78 m tall and weighed 70 kg. He studied sports and became an assistant at the Pedagogical University Magdeburg. After the end of the GDR, he has been with the health insurance company AOK Sachsen- Anhalt.

1980 Andreas Knebel was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze.