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Manfred Kinder

Full name: Manfred Kinder
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 20, 1938 in Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad, Russia
Affiliations: OSV Hörde, Dortmund (GER) / Wuppertaler SV, Wuppertal (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Three-time Olympian Manfred Kinder started for the mixed German team in 1960 and 1964, for the West German team in 1968. With the 4x400 relay he won a silver medal in 1960 and a bronze medal in 1968. He also reached the 400 final in Roma, placing fifth. Kinder earned four medals at the European Championships\: 4x400 gold / 400 silver in 1962, and 4x400 silver / 400 bronze in 1962. At the 1965 European Cup he was second in the 400 and first in the relay. Domestically he won 9 outdoor and 10 indoor titles. In the 1960s Kinder was among the world’s best 400 runners, world ranking #6 in 1961.

Kinder was educated as a motor mechanic, but eventually became a German police officer, where he became Sports Director of the Police Sports Education Site, and from 1970-96 was Director of the Department of the Athletics Committee of the German Police Sports Board of Trustees. He was awarded the German Athletics Silver Needle in 1971, the Golden Needle in 1983, the Rudolf-Harbig-Gedächtnispreis (Memorial Award) in 1965, the Silver Bay Leaf in 1960, and the Sports Badge of North Rhine Westfalia in 1966. From 1970-72 he was assistant coach for West German 400 hurdlers, and was national coach for the 400 from 1972-80.

Personal Bests\: 400 – 45.8 (1960); 800 – 1:46.7 (1966).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's 400 metres Germany GER 5
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 3 h3 r2/3
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Germany GER 5
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 400 metres West Germany FRG 5 h1 r1/4
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay West Germany FRG 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final 5 45.9 46.04 6
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 46.0 46.13
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 46.7 46.82
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU 46.7 46.84
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Round One Heat One 5 46.9 46.95

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Three 3 1:47.9
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Germany Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:49.5

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany GER Final 2 3:02.7 3:02.84 45,04
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 3:07.4 3:07.60
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:10.4 3:10.58
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Germany GER Final 5 3:04.3 45,6
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:04.9
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Final 3 3:00.5 3:00.57 44,8
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:03.8 3:03.90
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