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Walter Adams

Full name: Walter Adams
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: March 15, 1945 in Wasseralfingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: 1. FV Salamander Kornwestheim, Kornwestheim (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Walter Adams' sporting career led to national championships over 800 metres in 1968-69 and 1972. In 1970 he was national runner-up and ran on the winning 4×800 m relay team. Adams equaled the European record over 800 m in 1970 and set two records in the 4×800 m relay (1966) and the 4×880 yds. relay (1968). In 1968 he was awarded the "Silbernes Lorbeerblatt" (Bayleaf in Silver) after his fourth place at the Mexico Olympics. In 1972 he was eliminated in the heats due to an injury. Walter Adams later owned a photo-design-studio, but in 1984 he sold all his properties and sailed around the world on his own boat.

Personal Bests\: 800 – 1:44.90 (1970); 1500 – 3:37.5 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 800 metres West Germany FRG 4
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Men's 800 metres West Germany FRG AC h5 r1/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final 4 1:45.8 1:45.83
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:46.4 1:46.41
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:48.4 1:48.50
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Five AC DNF 1
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