Helmut Recknagel

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Helmut Recknagel (born 20 March 1937 in Steinbach-Hallenberg) is an East German former ski jumper who was active in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He earned a gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics in ski jumping and also won the Holmenkollen ski festival ski jumping competition twice (1957 and 1960). At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, he won three medals: a bronze in 1958 and two medals in 1962, a gold in the individual large hill and a bronze in the individual normal hill. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmut Recknagel has received more than 28,889 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Helmut Recknagel is the 64th most popular skier (down from 39th in 2019), the 4,455th most popular biography from Germany (down from 3,749th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Skier.

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Among skiers, Helmut Recknagel ranks 64 out of 817Before him are Toini Gustafsson, Janica Kostelić, Vreni Schneider, Maurilio De Zolt, Lindsey Vonn, and Sigmund Ruud. After him are Egon Zimmermann, Josef Bradl, Jure Franko, Simon Ammann, Jens Weißflog, and Christl Haas.

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Among people born in 1937, Helmut Recknagel ranks 336Before him are Dawn Fraser, Vasyl Durdynets, Manfred Krug, Sandy Dennis, Ezio Pascutti, and Alexandra Zabelina. After him are Ali Soilih, Gary Lockwood, David Bailie, Teresa Ciepły, Joaquim Carvalho, and Hassan Habibi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Helmut Recknagel ranks 4,455 out of 7,253Before him are Gotthard Handrick (1908), Eugen Drewermann (1940), Moritz Bleibtreu (1971), Horst Stein (1928), Hans von Funck (1891), and Friedrich Chrysander (1826). After him are Ferdinand von Hochstetter (1829), Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (1807), Alfred Landé (1888), Helmut Dietl (1944), Martha Mödl (1912), and Dankmar Adler (1844).

Among SKIERS In Germany

Among skiers born in Germany, Helmut Recknagel ranks 3Before him are Hanni Wenzel (1956), and Rosi Mittermaier (1950). After him are Josef Bradl (1918), Jens Weißflog (1964), Franz Pfnür (1908), Heidi Biebl (1941), Johann Mühlegg (1970), Hans-Georg Aschenbach (1951), Georg Thoma (1937), Ossi Reichert (1925), and Barbara Petzold (1955).