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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)

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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