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Wilhelm Leichum

Full name: Wilhelm Leichum
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: May 12, 1911 in Neu-Isenburg, Hessen, Germany
Died: July 19, 1941 in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Affiliations: MTV Wünsdorf, Zossen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Sprinter and long jumper Wilhelm Leichum earned a bronze medal with the sprint relay by running the first leg at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. He also finished fourth in the long jump only 1 cm behind Japan’s Naoto Tajima. In 1934 and 1938 Leichum was European Champion in the long jump. By profession he was a soldier in the Wehrmacht. He was killed in action during World War II in 1941 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and is buried at the war cemetery in Gorki. Posthumously he was promoted to captain in 1943, so that his wife and three children received a better pension.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.4 (1936); LJ – 7.76 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Men's Long Jump Germany GER 4T

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany GER Final 3 41,2 41,30 2
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU 41.4

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round 4T 7.73w
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round One NP foul
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two NP foul
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 6 7.52w
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 6 7.38w
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 6 7.25w
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP 7.73w
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Germany Qualifying Round NP QU
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