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Horst Flosbach

Full name: Horst Franz Flosbach
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: June 18, 1936 in Hückeswagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Solinger Leichtathletik Club, Solingen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

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West German long distance runner Horst Flosbach placed eighth in the 1960 final over 5000 m at the Rome Olympics as the third best German behind Hans Grodotzki and Friedrich Janke, although he had won his heat. This was his only international major event. His two domestic titles were in 1961 in cross-country and in 1964 over 10,000 m. He was educated as a textile engineer. In his youth he has been a football player and wanted to become a cyclist, but his parents would not buy him a racing bicycle.

Personal Best: 5000 – 13:52.4 (1961).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Germany GER 8

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Final 8 14:06.6 14:07.03
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 1 QU 14:08.4 14:09.25
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