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Dieter Fromm

Full name: Dieter Fromm
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: April 21, 1948 in Bad Langensalza, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Turbine Erfurt, Erfurt (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father-in-law of Uta Rohländer.

Biography

Dieter Fromm reached the Olympic finals of the 800 m in 1968 (6th) and 1972 (8th) and was on the East German 4 x 400 m relay team in 1968. Two weeks before the Montréal Games he sustained an Achilles tendon rupture and retired from athletics. In 1969 Fromm was European Champion at 800 m, while in 1971 he was runner-up and in 1973 placed eighth. He was third in the 1973 European Cup and second in 1975. Domestically he earned 10 national titles and recorded one indoor world record in 1969 (1:46.6). His son Alexander married sprinter Uta Rohländer in 1999.

Dieter Fromm later was employed in coaching at Erfurt (1976-90) by the East German Athletics Association DVfL, coaching among others Nils Schumann.

Personal Bests\: 400 – unknown; 800 – 1:45.4 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 800 metres East Germany GDR 6
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay East Germany GDR 4 h1 r1/2
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics Men's 800 metres East Germany GDR 8

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final 6 1:46.2 1:46.30
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 1:46.5 1:46.54
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:46.9 1:46.98
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics East Germany Final 8 1:47.96 2
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 1:48,1 8
1972 Summer 24 München Athletics East Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:46.94 7

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 20 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat One 4 3:06.9 3:07.00
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