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Hermann Engelhard

Full name: Hermann Engelhard
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: June 21, 1903 in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Died: January 6, 1984 in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Darmstadt 98, Darmstadt (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

In 1932 Hermann Engelhard was married to non-Olympian hurdler Ruth Becker, who became a four-time German Champion and set three world records in the 80 metre hurdles and the 4x200 and 10x100 relays. Hermann won the bronze medal in the 800 and a silver medal in the 4x400 relay behind the US at the 1928 Olympics. Domestically he was 1928 German Champion in both the 800 and 4x400 relay. Their son Bernd also became a middle-distance runner in the 1960s and their daughter Petra became a sprinter in the 1980s. Hermann’s brother Richard was among the best long distance runners in the 1920s.

Hermann later became a sports teacher for athletics for several years in the regional associations of the German Track and Field Associations in Württemberg and Hessen, along with his wife, and published Leistungsschulung des Mittelstrecklers (How to coach middle distance runners) in 1937 and Der Mittelstreckenlauf (Middle distance running) in 1950.

Personal Bests: 400 – 47.6 (1928); 800 – 1:51.8 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final 3 1:53.2
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 1:56.8
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Round One Heat Five 2 QU 1:57.0

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ST
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany GER Final 2 3:14.8 48.6
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:20.8
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