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 23,320 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Helmut Recknagel is the 49th most popular skier (down from 17th in 2019), the 3,821st most popular biography from Germany and the 3rd most popular German Skier.

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Among skiers, Helmut Recknagel ranks 49 out of 540Before him are Thomas Wassberg, Vladimir Smirnov, Madeleine Berthod, Pavel Kolchin, Gunde Svan, and Erika Mahringer. After him are Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Heikki Hasu, Bojan Križaj, Andreas Wenzel, Bernhard Russi, and Trude Beiser.

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Among people born in 1937, Helmut Recknagel ranks 336Before him are Nancy Wilson, Vladimir Makanin, Ali Treki, Alexander Vampilov, Ina Balin, and Chad Everett. After him are Gary Lockwood, Ron Leibman, Polly Holliday, Teresa Ciepły, Zoltán Horváth, and Anatoly Karatsuba.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Helmut Recknagel ranks 3,821 out of 5,289Before him are Albert Ladenburg (1842), Ulrich Tukur (1957), Günther Beckstein (1943), Christian Petzold (1960), Horst Faas (1933), and Saul Rubinek (1948). After him are Hubert Hahne (1935), Ulrike Meyfarth (1956), Dietrich Thurau (1954), Jens Jeremies (1974), Willy Busch (1907), and Heiko Maas (1966).

Among SKIERS In Germany

Among skiers born in Germany, Helmut Recknagel ranks 3Before him are Hanni Wenzel (1956) and Josef Bradl (1918). After him are Rosi Mittermaier (1950), Jens Weißflog (1964), Hans-Georg Aschenbach (1951), Johann Mühlegg (1970), Georg Thoma (1937), Heidi Biebl (1941), Barbara Petzold (1955), Sven Hannawald (1974), and Martin Schmitt (1978).