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Jochen Eigenherr

Full name: Joachim "Jochen" Eigenherr
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: February 18, 1947 in Bevensen, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Manon Bornholdt.

Biography

After falling in love at the Mexico City Olympics, West German Jochen Eigenherr later married his teammate Manon Bornholdt. Their daughters Cornelia and Berit also became successful track and field athletes at the national level. He was nominated for the 1969 European Championships but could not start due to the West German boycott. He then won a silver medal in the European Cup over 200 metres and in the 4x100 relay. Domestically he was German Champion at 200 metres in 1969 and 1970, and in the 4x100 relay in 1970. He also started as a long jumper in several competitions.

In Mexico City in 1968 he surprisingly reached the final of the 200 – the first German since 1936 to do so – placing eighth in 20.6, and he also placed sixth with the 4x100 relay team. Eigenherr later ran a dental practice in Bad Segeberg.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.3 (1968); 200 – 20.49 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 200 metres West Germany FRG 8
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay West Germany FRG 6

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final 8 20.6 20.66 7
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 20.4 20.49
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 20.5 20.53
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Two 3 QU 20.6 20.69

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Final 6 38.7 38.76 7
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 38.9 38.93
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Round One Heat Two 3 QU 39.1 39.16
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