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Helmut Bellingrodt

Full name: Helmut Ernesto Bellingrodt Wolf
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: July 10, 1949 in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Country: COL Colombia
Sport: Shooting

Related Olympians: Brother of Hanspeter Bellingrodt; Brother of Horst Bellingrodt.

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Helmut Bellingrodt was Colombia’s first Olympic silver medallist, and he remained the most successful Colombian Olympian until [María Isabel Urrutia] won a gold medal in the Sydney Olympics. His 1972 silver medal in the running target event meant his international breakthrough, and he won World Championship medals the following years. A world record performance at the 1974 event gave him the world title and made him Colombian sportsperson of the year. He added another world title in 1978, winning the team event, together with his brothers Hanspeter and Horst. He closed his career with another Olympic silver in 1984. Bellingrodt also worked as director of Coldeportes, an institute for Youth and Sports

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Shooting Mixed Running Target, 50 metres Colombia COL 2 Silver
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Shooting Mixed Running Target, 50 metres Colombia COL 6
1984 Summer 35 Los Angeles Shooting Men's Running Target, 50 metres Colombia COL 2 Silver

Mixed Running Target, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS SRP FRP
1972 Summer 23 München Shooting Colombia COL Final Standings 565 286 279
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Shooting Colombia COL Final Standings 567 282 285

Men's Running Target, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS SRP FRP
1984 Summer 35 Los Angeles Shooting Colombia COL Final Standings 584 293 291