Full name: Heinz Erbstößer
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: March 14, 1940 in Torgau, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: Germany, East Germany
East German Heinz Erbstößer, nicknamed “Wild Pea (Erbse),” started his sports carreer as a football player before becoming a sprinter. He was a member of the all-German 4x100 relay team at the 1964 Olympics and the East German 4x100 relay team at their first Olympic Games in 1968 in Mexico. His best Olympic performance was fifth place in the 1968 4x100 relay. He also participated in the 1966 European Championships and the 1965 and 1967 European Cup. Domestically he collected 20 East German titles in the sprint distances of 100 and 200 metres and in different relay distances. In Mexico City the East German 4x100 relay team twice bettered the European Record, but lost it in the final to the French squad. The same year he was the first East German sprinter under 10.2 in the 100 m.
Erbstößer was educated as a chemical technician and became a scientific member of the research center at the Deutsche Hochschule für Körperkultur (German Academy for Physical Culture) at Leipzig.
Personal Bests: 100 – 10.28 (1968); 200 – 20.8 (1968).
|1964 Summer||24||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Germany||GER||5 h5 r1/4|
|1964 Summer||24||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Germany||GER||5 h2 r2/3|
|1968 Summer||28||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||East Germany||GDR||5 h2 r2/4|
|1968 Summer||28||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||East Germany||GDR||5|
|1968 Summer||28||Ciudad de México||Athletics||East Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||5||10.2||10.28|
|1968 Summer||28||Ciudad de México||Athletics||East Germany||Round One||Heat Five||2||QU||10.4||10.42|
|1964 Summer||24||Tokyo||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Five||5||21.4||21,40|
|1964 Summer||24||Tokyo||Athletics||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||5||40.1||40,16|
|1964 Summer||24||Tokyo||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Two||3||QU||40.2||40,21|
|1968 Summer||28||Ciudad de México||Athletics||East Germany||GDR||Final||5||38.6||38.66||4|
|1968 Summer||28||Ciudad de México||Athletics||East Germany||GDR||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2||QU||38.7||38.72|
|1968 Summer||28||Ciudad de México||Athletics||East Germany||GDR||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||38.9||38.93|