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Franz-Josef Kemper

Full name: Franz-Josef Kemper
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: September 30, 1945 in Hopsten, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Preußen Münster, Münster (GER) / LG Ratio Münster, Münster (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband of Sylvia Schenk.

Biography

Franz-Josef Kemper was one of the best German middle distance runners in the late 60s and 70s. Silver medalist in the 800 at the 1966 European Championships, he was World Ranked #1 in 1967, and ranked in the top five in 1966-67, and 1970-72. Kemper set a world record at 1,000 m in 1966, running 2:16.2 in Hannover, a record that would last for seven years. He also anchored world record setting relay teams in 1966 (4×800) and 1968 (4×880 yds). Kemper studied at the University of Münster and received a Doctor of Philosophy in sociology from Technische Hochschule Darmstadt in 1980. In 2000 Kemper was named assistant director and director of the sports department in the Ministry of the Interior and Sport in the Rhineland, and in 2003, Kemper was appointed as national delegate to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Personal Bests: 400 – 47.1 (1967); 800 – 1:44.9 (1966); 1000 – 2:16.2 (1966); 1500 – 3:41.7 (1970); 3000 – 8:37.8 (1973).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 800 metres West Germany FRG 7 h2 r2/3
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics Men's 800 metres West Germany FRG 4

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 1:47.3 1:47.47
1968 Summer 23 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Two 2 QU 1:47.0 1:47.02
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics West Germany Final 4 1:46.50 6
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 1:48,8 1
1972 Summer 26 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:47.34 2
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