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Kurt Bendlin

Full name: Kurt Bendlin
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: May 22, 1943 in Massort, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Kurt Bendlin was voted German Sportsman of the Year and received the "Silbernes Lorbeerblatt" (Silver Bay Leaf). The former policeman and sports teacher later organized outdoor camps and training courses for managers, and published the book "Fitness for Managers".

In 1967 he became the first German to set a world decathlon record in 34 years with 8,319 points. Bendlin won German titles in 1965, 1967, 1971, and 1974. He was also a model for the sculptor Arno Breker and was cast in bronze.

Personal Best: Dec – 8234 (1967).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Decathlon West Germany FRG 3 Bronze

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) P(1985HT) P(1985AT) T(H) T(A) D P(1962T) P(1985T) H T
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final Standings 3 8.064 8.005 8.071
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany 100 metres 4T 879 874 917 10.7 10.75
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany 100 metres Heat Four 1 879 874 917 10.7 10.75
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Long jump 5 7.56 933 950
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Shot put 8 14.74 773 774
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany High jump 17T 680 627 1.80
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany 400 metres 2 884 888 891 48.3 48.38
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany 400 metres Heat One 1 884 888 891 48.3 48.38
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany 110 metre hurdles 12T 848 821 842 15.0 15.06
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany 110 metre hurdles Heat Two 3 848 821 842 15.0 15.06
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Discus throw 4 46.78 814 804
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Pole vault 3 957 790 4.60
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Javelin throw 1 OB 75.42 940 972
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany 1,500 metres 11 5:09.85 356 5:09.8
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany 1,500 metres Heat Four 4 5:09.85 356 5:09.8
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