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Manfred Germar

Full name: Manfred Germar
Nickname(s): Manni
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: March 10, 1935 in Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: ASV Köln, Köln (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Manfred Germar's greatest performance as an athlete came at the 1958 European Championships, where he won the 200 metres, won silver in the 100, and ran anchor for the combined German 4×100 relay team that won the gold medal. He was World Ranked #1 in 1958 and #2 in 1957 in the 200. Germar was German Sportsman of the Year in 1957, was recipient of the Olympic Order in Silver 2001, and was inducted into the German Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. In 1968, he began working as a sports administrator for his home club ASV Köln, and later chief organizer of the ASV-meeting World Class in Cologne. Germar published his autobiography Die Spuren meiner Spikes in 1961. In 1998 he became a board member of the German Sports and Olympic Museum at Köln.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.2 (1957); 200 – 20.6 (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Men's 200 metres Germany GER 2 h1 r1/4
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 5 h8 r1/4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Men's 200 metres Germany GER 3 h11r1/4

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final 5 10.7 10.86 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 10.6 10.85
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 QU 10.6 10.80
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 10.7 10.91
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Eight 5 11.0

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 2 QU 21.8 21.88
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Eleven 3 21.6 21.76

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Germany GER Final 3 40.3 40.34 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 40.5 40.64
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Two 3 QU 40.8 41.00