Full name: Walter Mahlendorf
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: January 4, 1935 in Sarstedt, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Hannover 96, Hannover (GER)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
At the Rome Olympics Walter Mahlendorf was eliminated in the heats of the 100 and ran the third leg for Germany’s 4x100 relay team. The Germans equaled the world record of 39.5 in their first round heat, first set by the USA at the 1956 Olympics, and then equaled by Germany in 1958. In the final the Germans finished second behind the United States but, 15 minutes after the final, it was announced that the USA had been disqualified for an incorrect baton exchange. Germany’s time was again 39.5, equaling the world record. Mahlendorf was also a member of German's gold medal winning 4x100 relay team at the 1958 European Championships. Domestically, Mahlendorf never won a German title, but won the 200 metre silver in 1959 and 100 metre bronze in 1960. After finishing his sporting career he worked as a director of a sports complex in Bochum.
Personal Best: 100 – 10.4 (1958).
|1960 Summer||25||Roma||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Germany||GER||4 h6 r1/4|
|1960 Summer||25||Roma||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1960 Summer||25||Roma||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Six||4||10.8||10.98|
|1960 Summer||25||Roma||Athletics||Germany||GER||Semi-Finals||Heat One||1||QU||39.7||39.88|
|1960 Summer||25||Roma||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU/=WR||39.5||39.61|