Full name: Frank Baumgartl
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: May 29, 1955 in Schlema im Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Germany
Died: August 26, 2010 in near Lago di Como, Unknown, Italy
Affiliations: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
Country: East Germany
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Frank Baumgartl was leading the 1976 Olympic steeplechase final on the final straight, when he hit the final barrier and fell to the track, being overtaken by [Anders Gärderud] and [Bronisław Malinowski] and Baumgartl could only place third. He earned East German national titles in 1974 in the indoor 3,000 metres steeplechase, and 12 km. cross-country, and in the 1980 4 km. cross-country. He also set one world record in the steeplechase in 1973 at Helsinki.
Baumgartl was educated as a Ph.D. in automation engineering and worked as a software development engineer for vehicles at Stuttgart after the German reunification. He was on a cycling trip around Lake Como in 2010 when he died of a heart attack at the age of only 55.
Personal Best\: 3000S – 8:10.36 (1976).
|1976 Summer||21||Montréal||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||East Germany||GDR||3||Bronze|
|1976 Summer||21||Montréal||Athletics||East Germany||Final||3||8:10.36|
|1976 Summer||21||Montréal||Athletics||East Germany||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||8:21.25|