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Willi Holdorf

Full name: Willi Holdorf
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: February 17, 1940 in Blomesche Wildnis, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Willi Holdorf had ranked third in the world in the decathlon in 1962, after his fifth-place finish at the European Championships. The favourite for the 1964 decathlon gold medal was expected to be Taiwan's C. K. Yang, the 1960 silver medallist, but when the decathlon scoring tables were changed in 1962, Yang's great advantage in the pole vault vanished, bringing Holdorf's skills to the fore. Still, his Olympic gold medal was considered an upset. Holdorf was named German Sportsman of the Year in 1964, and he later became a member of the German NOC in 1997. He also worked as a trainer at the football club Fortuna Köln in 1974 for a short period and was runner-up at the European Championships in the two-man bob in 1975 together with [Horst Floth].

Personal Best\: Dec – 7726 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Men's Decathlon Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) P(1985HT) T D P(1962T) P(1985T) H
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Standings 1 7,887 7.726
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany 100 metres 1T =OB 879 874 10.7
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany 100 metres Heat Six 1 =OB 879 874 10.7
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Long jump 5T 7.00 820 814
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Shot put 2 14.95 786 787
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany High jump 8T 716 661 1.84
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany 400 metres 1 889 893 48.2
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany 400 metres Heat Five 1 889 893 48.2
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany 110 metre hurdles 5T 848 821 15.0
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany 110 metre hurdles Heat Five 2 848 821 15.0
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Discus throw 2 46.05 801 788
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Pole vault 7T 859 673 4.20
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany Javelin throw 10 57.37 728 698
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany 1,500 metres 9 4:34.3 561 717
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Athletics Germany 1,500 metres Heat Two 1 4:34.3 561 717
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