Full name: Carl Kaufmann
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)
Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|