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Friedel Schirmer

Full name: Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich "Friedel" Schirmer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: March 20, 1926 in Stadthagen, Niedersachsen, Germany
Died: November 30, 2014 in Stadthagen, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: TKH, Hannover (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Friedel Schirmer was a three-time German decathlon champion (1951, 1953-54) and began his Olympic career in 1952 at the Helsinki Games as the West German flagbearer, where he placed eighth in the decathlon. He later achieved even greater success as national coach of the German decathletes. In 1964 in Tokyo he coached [Willi Holdorf] (/athletes/show/70297) to the Olympic victory and [Hans-Joachim Walde] (/athletes/show/70570) to the bronze medal. At Mexico City in 1968 he contributed to the success of Walde and [Kurt Bendlin] (/athletes/show/70151), who won the silver and bronze medal, respectively.

After his sports career, Schirmer was a member of the German Bundestag as a Social Democrat from 1964-83. In 1984 he became president of the Association of German Olympic Athletes, and in 1985 a member of the Executive Committee of the German Olympic Association.

Personal Best\: Dec – 6826 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Men's Decathlon Germany GER 8

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1952T) P(1985AT) P(1985HT) T(H) T(A) D P(1985T) H
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final Standings 8 6,118 6.464 6.513
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany 100 metres 18T 678 715 663 11.7 11.68
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany 100 metres Heat Two 1 678 715 663 11.7 11.68
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Long jump 21T 605 6.37 668
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Shot put 10 644 12.69 648
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany High jump 7 770 627 1.80
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany 400 metres 3 807 784 785 50.5 50.67
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany 400 metres Heat Six 1 807 784 785 50.5 50.67
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany 110 metre hurdles 9T 593 706 16.0 16.28
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany 110 metre hurdles Heat One 1 593 706 16.0 16.28
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Discus throw 15 547 37.01 604
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Pole vault 9T 516 482 3.50
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Javelin throw 9 606 54.00 648
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany 1,500 metres 6 352 631 633 4:47.6 4:47.95
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany 1,500 metres Heat Three 2 352 631 633 4:47.6 4:47.95
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