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Rolf Herings

Full name: Rolf Herings
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: July 10, 1940 in Rheydt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Javelin thrower Rolf Herings was better known for his coaching activities as a graduate sports teacher. He was first a trainer for the football club 1. FC Köln, where he held several positions. Among others he was an excellent trainer for goalkeepers such as Harald “Toni” Schumacher and Bodo Illgner (both later national goalkeepers) and was twice caretaking trainer after the release of Gyula Lóránt in 1972 and Karl-Heinz Heddergott in 1980. Additionally he was the national coach of the female German javelin throwers between 1966 and 1968.

As an athlete, Herings was twice German champion, in 1961 and 1965, and placed eighth at the 1962 European Championships. In 1965 he placed sixth at the European Cup and won the gold medal at the Military World Championships (CISM) in 1965. He earned bronze in 1961 and gold in 1965 at the Summer Universiade. At the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games Herings placed seventh, and four years later was eliminated in the qualifying round. In his youth he was a gymnast and handball player.

Personal Best\: JT – 82.48 (1961).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Germany GER 7
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Javelin Throw West Germany FRG 13 QR

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 7 74.72
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 12 66.22
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 12 foul 66.22
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 7 74.72 74.72
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 11 QC 72.47
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round One 7 72.47
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 10 68.02 72.47
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP 71.74
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 13 79.08
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 11 79.08
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 5 79.08
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 8 77.00 79.08
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 78.70
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