Full name: Jörg Balke
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: March 23, 1936 in Spandau, Berlin, Germany
Died: March 5, 2012 in Unna, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: PSV Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Related Olympians: Father-in-law of Olaf Hense.
Jörg Balke later married his non-Olympian teammate Rosemarie Klute and after the wedding of their daughter, Tina, to Olaf Hense, they became his parents-in-law. Rosemarie and Jörg Balke were later active on behalf of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to control high-performance athletes all over Germany. In his active career Balke won several national titles in the 3×1,000 m relay with his home club PSV Berlin and also won the indoor 800 m in 1962, 1964 and 1967 and set one European record in 1965. Jörg Balke was eliminated in the semifinals over 800 at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
Personal Best\: 800 – 1:47.1 (1960).
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Germany||GER||4 h1 r3/4|
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||4||1:47.5||1:47.63|
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Athletics||Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat Four||3||QU||1:48.8||1:48.98|
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Five||2||QU||1:53.6||1:53.72|