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Helmut Gude

Full name: Helmut Gude
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 23, 1925 in Düren, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: February 3, 2001 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: VfB Stuttgart, Stuttgart (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

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Helmut Gude emigrated to the USA in 1954 where he made his living as a carpenter. Two years earlier he had placed eighth in the steeplechase at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. Domestically he was German 3000 m steeplechase champion in 1951 and 1952, won the cross-country title in 1953, and was runner-up in 1954. In 1952 Gude was the first German under 8:50.0 minutes in the steeplechase.

Personal Best\: 3000S – 8:50.0 (1952).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Germany GER 8

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final 8 9:01.4 9:01.36
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 4 QU 9:04.2 9:04.74
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