Full name: Bernhard Erich "Bernd" Herrmann
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: November 22, 1951 in Hohenkirchen, Espenau, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: West Germany
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Bernd Herrmann, 400 metre runner, earned the bronze medal with the 4x400 relay at the 1976 Montréal Olympics together with [Franz-Peter Hofmeister], [Lothar Krieg] and [Harald Schmid], where he was also eliminated in the semifinals of the 400. Four years earlier at München the relay placed an unfortunate fourth, this time with [Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske], [Hermann Köhler] and [Karl Honz]. In 1977 he won the World Cup with the relay and was 1978 European Champion with Hofmeister, Schmid and [Martin Weppler]. Four years earlier he won a bronze medal in the 400 m at the Europeans. At the European Cup he added two more titles with the relay in 1973 and 1977, and was runner-up in 1975, also winning the 400 metres in 1977. Domestically Herrmann won 7 West German individual and 12 relay titles.
In 1976 Herrmann was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. He was a graduate business teacher and was employed by the commercial business school at Göppingen.
Personal Best\: 400 – 45.10 (1974).
|1972 Summer||20||München||Athletics||Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay||West Germany||FRG||4|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||West Germany||FRG||5 h1 r3/4|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Athletics||Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay||West Germany||FRG||3||Bronze|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||5||45.94||8|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Athletics||West Germany||Quarter-Finals||Heat Three||4||QU||46.07||3|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Five||2||QU||46.99||5|
|1972 Summer||20||München||Athletics||West Germany||FRG||Final||4||3:00.88||45,8|
|1972 Summer||20||München||Athletics||West Germany||FRG||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||3:03.27|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Athletics||West Germany||FRG||Final||3||3:01.98||44.9|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Athletics||West Germany||FRG||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||3:03.24|