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Martin Jellinghaus

Full name: Martin Jellinghaus
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: October 26, 1944 in Lauf an der Pegnitz, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Sprinter Martin Jellinghaus placed fifth in the 400 and won a bronze medal in the 4x400 relay, where the German team set a European record at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games. Four years later in München he came in seventh in the 200. With the 4x400 relay he also won a bronze medal at the 1969 European Championships and a gold medal in 1971. Domestically Jellinghaus won nine West German titles in the 200, 400, and both relays.

At the 1969 European Championships Jellinghaus was the outspoken leader of the West German team concerning the West German boycott. When former GDR-runner Jürgen May was nominated for these Championships for the West German team, former GDR officials successfully protested against his nomination, which led to the West German boycott, and the team eventually only participated in the relays. Jellinghaus studied dentistry and later practiced as a dentist in his hometown Nuremberg. In 1968, he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf.

Personal Bests\: 200 – 20.65 (1972); 400 – 45.06 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 400 metres West Germany FRG 5
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay West Germany FRG 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics Men's 200 metres West Germany FRG 7

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics West Germany Final 7 20.65 4
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 20.75 2
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 20.70 8
1972 Summer 27 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Two 2 QU 21.10 8

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final 5 45.3 45.33 3
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 44.9 45,06
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 45.9 46.00
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Four 1 QU 46.4 46.50

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Final 3 3:00.5 3:00.57 44,8
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:03.8 3:03.90
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