Full name: Rolf Herings
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: Germany, West Germany
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).
|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|
|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|