Klaus Wolfermann

Klaus Wolfermann ( born March 31, 1946 in Altdorf bei Nürnberg ) is a former German track and field athlete.

His greatest sporting achievement was winning the javelin competition at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he defeated with a width of 90.48 m Jānis Lūsis, which reached 90.46 m.

His good performances he sat on May 5, 1973 in Leverkusen continued when he set a new world record in the javelin with aufstellte 94.08 m, which is almost four years had stock. Between 1969 and 1974, he won six times in succession the title of German champion in the javelin. He had a competition weight of 89 kg at a height of 1.76 m. In 1973, he defeated Janis Lusis again in the European Cup and won.

Due to its popularity, he was elected in 1972 and 1973 in the Federal Republic of Germany Sportsman of the Year and 1972 athletes in Europe. To turn of the century, he was elected German javelin thrower of the century. In 2004 he was one of the torch runners who carried the Olympic flame through Munich.

Since 1967, he is married to Friederike, has one daughter and lives in Penzberg / Upper Bavaria. He runs a sports marketing agency and is involved as Chairman of the Olympic FC, ​​an association of German medal winners who participate for social purposes in football, volleyball and golf as well as other events. He is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Special Olympics, the only authorized by the IOC sports community for mentally handicapped fellow man. Since 2006 he organizes golf tournaments for children KiO aid organ transplant, an initiative of the " Athletes for organ donation ." He is also a board member of EAGLES charitiy golf clubs and was an ambassador for the Olympic bid in 2018.

2011 Klaus Wolfermann was inducted into the Hall of Fame of German sport.


  • Klaus Wolfermann eV at Eagles Charity Golf Club
  • Klaus Wolfermann, Olympic champion from Altdorf excavated from the newspaper archives of the Nuremberg News