At a glance

24 Dec 1944 Günzburg, Germany
183 cm / 78 kg 6'0'' / 171 pounds
Male

A real sprinter, Erhard Keller's career started when dedicated sprint competitions were only just springing up, so the number of titles available to him was limited. Keller – who was called the “Flying Dentist” – nonetheless took full advantage of these opportunities, winning the Olympic 500 m twice in a row, in 1968 and 1972, becoming only the second repeat winner after Yevgeny Grishin. Between 1968 and 1972, Keller also bettered the 500 m world record four times, each time at his home rink in the Bavarian town of Inzell. One of these records was set in March 1972,...

Erhard in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:2 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
  • Grenoble
    Grenoble 1968
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Grenoble
    Grenoble 1968
    • 1 Gold medal
      Speed Skating
      500 metres

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