Full name: Hinrich John
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: May 11, 1936 in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Affiliations: Hannover 96, Hannover (GER)
Country: Germany, West Germany
Hurdler Hinrich John was eliminated in the semifinals of the 110 m at both the 1964 and 1968 Olympics. He was runner-up at the 1966 European Championships and placed fourth at the 1965 European Cup. He claimed two golds (1960, 1965), three silvers (1960, 1966, 1968) and two bronzes (1961, 1962) at the Military World Championships (CISM). From 1964-68 he won five consecutive West German titles, also winning the 1965 indoor 200 metres, the last time it was held, and the 1966 indoor 50 metre titles.
John was awarded the Rudolf-Harbig-Gedächtnispreisträger (1968), and also the Silver Bay Leaf in 1967. Both of his sons Hendrik and Helge also became track & field athletes. Hinrich John was a professional soldier in the German Bundeswehr. He was promoted to lieutenant and became commander of the Navy Signal School at Flensburg. In his youth he was also an avid motocross driver, windsurfer and handball player, while in his later years he played tennis.
Personal Best\: 110H – 13.87 (1968).
|1964 Summer||28||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 110 metres Hurdles||Germany||GER||5 h1 r2/3|
|1968 Summer||32||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 110 metres Hurdles||West Germany||FRG||5 h1 r2/3|
|1964 Summer||28||Tokyo||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||5||14.1w||14.14w|
|1964 Summer||28||Tokyo||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Two||3||QU||14.3||14,39|
|1968 Summer||32||Ciudad de México||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||5||13.8||13.87|
|1968 Summer||32||Ciudad de México||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU||13.8||13.87|