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Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg

Full name: Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 260 lbs (118 kg)
Born: April 9, 1944 in Luckenwalde, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Shot putter Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg reached the finals at both the 1972 München and the 1976 Montréal Olympic Games, placing 11th and 10th, respectively. In 1969 and 1971 he earned silver medals at the European Championships, also winning silvers at the European Indoors in 1970, 1971 and 1974, adding a bronze in 1969. Domestically he won the East German title in 1975, and won indoors in 1974 and 1976. Rothenburg set three European shot put records – 20.49 (1969), 21.12 (1971), and 21.32 (1972). He also competed in the discus throw.

Rothenburg’s profession started as a machine construction engineer. He later became Chief Executive of the German Lifesaving Association in Luckenwalde, Brandenburg.

Personal Best\: SP – 21.32 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Men's Shot Put East Germany GDR 11
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics Men's Shot Put East Germany GDR 10

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics East Germany Final Round 11 19.74
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 9 19.74
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 11 foul 19.74
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 11 foul 19.74
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 18 QU 19.03
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group A 9 19.03
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 9 19.03
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 9 pass 19.03
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round 10 19.79
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round One 11 19.26
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Two 10 19.79 19.79
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Round Round Three 10 foul 19.79
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round 5 QU 19.92
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B 3 19.92
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 19.92
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 3 pass 19.92
1976 Summer 32 Montréal Athletics East Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
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