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Gert Metz

Full name: Gert Metz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: February 7, 1942 in Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: Universitätssportclub Mainz, Mainz (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Gert Metz, the son of a master painter, later became a teacher for biology and sports in Mainz. The former sprinter participated in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, where he qualified for the 4x100 relay final and finished sixth. In 1966 he competed at the European Championships, winning bronze with the relay. Domestically Metz won multiple West German titles, as follows\: 1965 60 metres indoor; 1968 100 and 200 metres; 1969 100 and 4x100 metres; and 1971 4x100 relay. In 1971 he set two 50 metres indoor world records. His daughter Evelyn became a pentathlete.

Personal Bests\: 100 – 10.0 (1970); 200 – 20.9 (1965).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 100 metres West Germany FRG 4 h9 r1/4
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 200 metres West Germany FRG 5 h7 r1/4
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay West Germany FRG 6

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Nine 4 10.5 10.55

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Seven 5 21.2 21.24

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Final 6 38.7 38.76 7
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 38.9 38.93
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany FRG Round One Heat Two 3 QU 39.1 39.16
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