Klaus Glahn (born 23 March 1942) is a retired West German judoka who competed at the 1964 and 1972 Olympics. In 1964 he won a bronze medal in the open weight class while representing the United Team of Germany. Eight years later he won a silver medal for West Germany in the heavyweight category.[1] Between 1967 and 1973 Glahn won five medals at world championships in the heavyweight and open divisions.[2] He also won three European heavyweight titles, in 1963, 1968 and 1970.[3]

Klaus Glahn
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Klaus Glahn at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born23 March 1942 (1942-03-23) (age 80)
Hannover, Germany
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight101 kg (223 lb)
ClubVfL Wolfsburg

From 1985 to 1988 Glahn was president of German Judo Federation. He also worked as a manager at Volkswagen Group.[4]

In the 2000s Glahn was active in politics. He was a leading candidate from the Rentnerinnen- und Rentner-Partei (RRP) at the 2009 European Parliament election.[5]


  1. ^ Klaus Glahn. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Judo – Weltmeisterschaften Schwergewicht, Allkategorie. sport-komplett.de
  3. ^ Judo – Europameisterschaften (Herren). sport-komplett.de
  4. ^ Klaus Glahn. Internationales Sportarchiv
  5. ^ Meinhardt, Gunnar (6 June 2009) "In Deutschland Rentner zu sein, bringt immer weniger Freude". Die Welt. (interview in German)

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