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Carl Kaufmann

Full name: Carl Kaufmann
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: March 25, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 1, 2008 in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: Karlsruher SC, Karlsruhe (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Kaufmann began as a 200 m runner, but moved to the double distance in 1958. The switch proved successful immediately, placing 4th in the European Championships while winning a silver medal with the West German relay squad. He also won the first of three national titles in the metric quarter-mile. His greatest success came in the Olympic final at Rome. With a great finish, and a dive at the line, he nearly caught Otis Davis, but the photo finish placed him in second. Both athletes were credited with a World Record time of 44.9 seconds, becoming the first athletes to break the 45-second barrier. After his athletic career, Kaufmann settled in Karlsruhe, and established an amateur theatre there.

Personal Best: 400 – 45.08 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 400 metres Germany GER 2 Silver
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Final 2 =WR 44.9 45.08 1
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 45.7 45.88
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 46.5 46.67
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 47.3 47.42

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany GER Final 2 3:02.7 3:02.84 44,86
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 3:07.4 3:07.60
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:10.4 3:10.58
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