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Heimo Reinitzer

Full name: Heimo Reinitzer
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: September 24, 1943 in Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Affiliations: AT Graz, Graz (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Discus thrower Heimo Reinitzer was Austrian champion in shot put (1963, 1972) and discus throw (1963, 1965-66, 1968, 1970-1972). He was also runner-up at the 1972 West German Championships. Reinitzer failed to reach the finals at the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games, but finished tenth at the 1971 Europeans.

Reinitzer later became a university professor and Head of Science of the German Bible Archive at the University of Hamburg, and from 1996-99 was a member of the "Inter Academic Commission for the Goethe-Dictionary" of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. He was also from 1995-2010 chairman of the “Line Commission of the Hamburg section of the Goethe-Dictionary” and held several other positions in this field.

Reinitzer has produced numerous publications, in particular concerning the influence of the Bible in text and image products in German-speaking countries, the relationship between text and image, and the medieval meaning of science. In 1968, 1970, and 1971, he was awarded the “Dr. Heinz Dottermann Prize” by the Styric Track and Field Association in Austria. From 2006-13 he was the founding president of the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg.

Personal Best\: DT – 62.86 (1971).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Discus Throw Austria AUT 22 QR
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Men's Discus Throw Austria AUT 27 QR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Austria Qualifying Round 22 53.52
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Group B 8 53.52
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Group B Round One 8 51.90
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 9 52.00 52.00
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 53.52
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Austria Qualifying Round 27 52.56
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Group B 14 52.56
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Group B Round One NP foul
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 14 52.32 52.32
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Austria Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 52.56
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