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Günter Dohrow

Full name: Günter Kurt Werner Dohrow
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: August 15, 1927 in Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Died: June 27, 2008 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Charlottenburg, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

West German Günter Dohrow took part in the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games but did not get out of the heats in his events. In Helsinki he had to rest for two days in bed after his heel was injured in training when he was spiked by his teammate Werner Lueg. Dohrow’s nickname was the “flying school teacher” as he was a school teacher in Berlin. He belonged to the greatest middle distance runners in West Germany in his era, placing eighth at the 1954 European Championships. He was German Champion in the 800 in 1953, and the 1,500 in 1956. He also had German second-place finishes at the nationals in the 1,500 in 1952, 1954 and 1958, and in 1961 and 1962 in the 3 x 1,000 relay.

Dohrow was also active in handball during his athletic career. He died after a short illness in the Behring Hospital in Berlin at the age of 81. Between 1954-75 he was married to non-Olympian sprinter Marianne Rothkegel.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:48.2 (1956); 1500 – 3:42.8 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 10 h2 r2/3
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 6 h3 r1/3
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 9 h2 r1/2

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat Three 6 1:53.7 1:53.90

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 10 3:55.2 3:55.27
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:51.8 3:51.90
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 9 3:58.0
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