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Hermann Salomon

Full name: Hermann Salomon
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: April 13, 1938 in Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: Hamburger SV, Hamburg (GER) / USC Mainz, Mainz (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Three-time Olympic javelin thrower Hermann Salomon finished 12th both at the 1960 Roma Olympics and the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, but was eliminated in the qualifying round at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He also came in 12th at the 1962 Europeans and was eliminated in qualifying four years later. He was West German javelin champion in 1960, 1962-64, and 1967-68, also winning the international pentathlon in 1959-62.

After World War II Salomon was expelled from his birth place of Danzig (Gdańsk), later in Poland. In 1971 he was awarded the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award, and the DLV needle in gold in 1988. He later became professor of philology and sports science at the University of Mainz. Salomon was married to basketball player Hannelore Dreher.

Personal Best: JT – 83.48 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Germany GER 12
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Germany GER 14 QR
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's Javelin Throw West Germany FRG 12

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round 12 74.11
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 8 74.11
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 10 foul 74.11
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 12 72.95 74.11
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 9 QU 75.12
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B 4 75.12
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round One 6 69.57
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 3 75.12 75.12
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 14 71.92
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round One 14 67.82
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Two 14 69.84 69.84
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Round Three NP 71.92
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final Round 12 73.50
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final Round Round One NP foul
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Two 12 71.64 71.64
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Three 12 73.50 73.50
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 12 QC 79.48
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 10 79.48
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 4 79.48
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 7 foul 79.48
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 76.50
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