Full name: Martin Jellinghaus
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: West Germany
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|