Full name: Dieter Lindner
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
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|