A member of France's four-with-coxswain team (a coxswain steers and directs) at the 1960 Rome Olympics, Klein was a teammate of Guy Nosbaum. In the preliminary round, the French team placed third in their heat with a time of 6:46.75. In the repechage (a consolation match to advance to the semifinals), France won its heat in a time of 6:47.31. In the semifinals, the French team finished second to advance to the final, where they won the silver medal with a time of 6:41.62 (two seconds behind the Soviet Union).
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Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
New York Times, August 27-September 9, 1960