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Jo Kaiser

Full name: Johannes "Jo" Kaiser
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: February 27, 1936 in Jüngersdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: December 17, 1996 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Affiliations: ASV Köln, Köln (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

Sprinter Jo Kaiser won the silver medal with the 4×400 relay at the 1960 Rome Olympics together with Jochen Reske, Manfred Kinder and Carl Kaufmann. Two years earlier he won the same medal at the European Championships together with Kaufmann, Manfred Poerschke and Karl-Friedrich Haas. Domestically Kaiser was West German Champion in the 400 m in 1961, in the 4×100 relay in 1961, and four times in the 4×400 relay (1962-64, 1963 indoors). In 1960, Kaiser was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. He committed suicide in 1996 at the age of 60.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.7 (1958); 200 – 20.9 (1961); 300 – 33.8 (1958); 400 – 46.4 (1960).

Results

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

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 45,83
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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