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Dieter Lindner

Full name: Dieter Lindner
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: January 18, 1937 in Nebra, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: Sportclub Fortschritt Weissenfels/Sportclub Chemie Halle
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Race walker Dieter Lindner was educated as a locksmith, but eventually worked as a sports teacher and coach. After German reunification he worked for his homeclub SC Chemie Halle as a race walking coach. In his three consecutive Olympic appearances starting for the mixed German team he was disqualified at the 1956 Melbourne Games, finished an unfortunate fourth 1960 in Roma, and eventually won a silver medal in Tokyo 1964, all over 20 km. He had a similar development at the European Championships\: disqualified in 1958, sixth in 1962 and gold medal in 1966. Lindner won three East German titles, adding six runner-ups. His son Bernhard also became a nationally successful race walker.

Personal Best\: 20kmW – 1-26:59 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Germany GER AC DQ
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Germany GER 4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Standings AC DQ
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Germany Final Standings 4 1-35:33.8
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Standings 2 1-31:13.2
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