Reiner Klimke is a professional German equestrian. Reiner Klimke is known for six gold and two bronze medals in dressage at the Summer Olympics. In the years 1960 to 1988 he was able to take part in six Olympic Games.
dates of birth and death
Reiner Klimke was born on in Munster, Germany January 14, 1936. His horoscope is Capricorn and he used to have German citizenship.
The name and information on Reiner’s parents are not available at this time. However, it is known that his parents were psychologists and neurologists. Apart from that, not much is currently available about his family members as well as his family life. The educational institutions that Reiner attended are also unknown. However, he must have completed both high school and university to the point of being a high school dropout.
Reiner Klimke has passed away Aug 17, 1999 in Munster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He died of a heart attack at the age of 63.
career and working life
Reiner Klimke was a professional rider from Germany. Klimke was able to take part in six Olympic Games from 1960 to 1988, with the exception of the 1980 Games, which were boycotted by the Federal Republic of Germany. He was also able to win team gold in 1964, 1968 (both on Dux), 1976 (on Mehmed), 1984 and 1988 (both on Ahlerich) and in 1984 on Ahlerich individual gold. Also came his two bronze medals in individual competition in 1968 and 1976.
Reiner Klimke even had a nice record, winning six gold medals at World Championships, two in individuals and four in teams. He was individual champion in 1967, 1973 and 1985 at the European Championships. In the years 1965, 1973, 1983, 1985 and others he was even allowed to drive in seven West German winning teams.
In addition, Reiner Klimke was able to compete in eventing early on in his career. He was also a member of the victorious West German three-day event team at the 1959 European Championships and placed 18th in individual eventing at the 1960 Summer Olympics. This made him the best German pair and even won a Grand Prix of show jumping in Berlin. In addition, Reiner Klimke not only rode and trained, but also ran a law firm and was a member of several boards, including the FEI Dressage Committee.
Reiner Klimke is married Ruth who is a top show jumper and dressage rider. They have three children together and are called Ingrid, Rolf and Michael. Reiner’s child Ingrid competed in both eventing and dressage and won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics twenty years after her father’s last Olympic gold. In addition, his other child, Michael, also competes at Grand Prix level in dressage.
Reiner Klimke had one height 6 feet and his weight was 66 kg. However, his other body measurements were unknown before his death. In addition, Klimke had blond hair and brown eyes.
Social Media and Wealth
Reiner Klimke had no social accounts and was not active on any social media platforms. Since it was old times, not many people used social platforms.
According to Popularbio, Reiner Klimke has one net worth from 1 to 5 million US dollars and his main source of income is his career as an equestrian.