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Manfred Preußger

Full name: Manfred Preußger
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: July 10, 1932 in Krásná Lípa, Ústecký kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Pole vaulter Manfred Preußger participated in three consecutive Olympics from 1956-64, finishing eighth in 1956 and fourth in 1964. At the Roma Olympics he did not make the final. His greatest moment came in 1958 winning the silver medal at the European Championships after an eight-hour-competition, narrowly losing to Finn [Eeles Landström]. In 1962 he came in eighth. In East Germany he won national titles in 1955-58, 1960, and 1962-64. He set six European records during his career, becoming the first German to better 5 metres in 1964. He also bettered the (East) German records several times.

From 1961-66 Preußger was a board member of the East German Sports Association. In 1965 he retired and began his sports studies. He later became a high school teacher for foreign students.

Personal Best\: PV – 5.15 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Men's Pole Vault Germany GER 8
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Men's Pole Vault Germany GER 14T QR
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Men's Pole Vault Germany GER 4 OR

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Round 8 4.25 1 2 5
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Round 4.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 4.00
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Round 4.15 metres 7T xo 1 1 3 4.15
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Round 4.25 metres 8 xo 1 2 5 4.25
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Final Round 4.35 metres 8 xxx 1 2 5 4.25
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 12T QU 4.15 1 1 5
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 3.70 metres 1T po 0 0 1 3.70
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 3.85 metres 6 o 0 0 2 3.85
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.00 metres 4T o 0 0 3 4.00
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.15 metres 12T xo 1 1 5 4.15
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 14T 4.20 0 0 2
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 3.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 4.00
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.20 metres 4T o 0 0 2 4.20
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.30 metres 14T p 0 0 2 4.20
1960 Summer 28 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.40 metres 14T xxx 0 0 2 4.20
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 4 OR 5.00 0 2 6
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 4.40 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 4.60 metres 10 xxo 2 2 3 4.60
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 4.70 metres 13 p 2 2 3 4.60
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 4.80 metres 4 OR o 0 2 4 4.80
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 4.85 metres 5 p 0 2 4 4.80
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 4.90 metres 3 OR o 0 2 5 4.90
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 4.95 metres 4 p 0 2 5 4.90
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 5.00 metres 3 OR o 0 2 6 5.00
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Round 5.05 metres 3 xxx 0 2 6 5.00
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 14 QC 4.60 0 2 4
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.20 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.30 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.40 metres 16 xxo 2 2 3 4.40
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.50 metres 19 p 2 2 3 4.40
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.55 metres 19 p 2 2 3 4.40
1964 Summer 32 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 4.60 metres 14 o 0 2 4 4.60
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