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Harald Eggers

Full name: Harald Eggers
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: July 7, 1942 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

At Mexico City in 1968, East German sprinter Harald Eggers reached the final of the 4x100 relay after his team set two new European records in the heats (38.93) and semifinal (38.72). Nevertheless they lost the record to France in the final (38.43), in which the East German team placed fifth. Eggers also took part in the 1966 European Championships and the European Cup in 1965, 1967, and 1970 (winning the title with the relay). Domestically he won titles with the 4x100 relay team in 1965-67 and 1971, at 100 metres in 1966-67, over 200 metres in 1967, and added four more titles at unusual distances, as well as several second and third places. In 1966 he became the first East German sprinter under 10.3 for 100 metres. He was educated as a mechanic.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.25 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 100 metres East Germany GDR 7 h1 r3/4
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 5

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 7 10.2 10.29
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 4 QU 10.2 10.25
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Seven 3 QU 10.3 10.38

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany GDR Final 5 38.6 38.66 4
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany GDR Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 38.7 38.72
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Three 1 QU 38.9 38.93