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Paul Schmidt

Full name: Paul-Gerhard Schmidt
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: August 9, 1931 in Nebrowo Wielkie, Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: OSV Hörde, Dortmund (GER) / FSV Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Paul Schmidt, an 800 metre runner, was married to Charlotte Böhmer, 1954 European Championships silver medalist in the 4x100 relay. He participated in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, failing to advance past the heats, and placed fourth four years later in Roma. At the 1958 and 1962 Europeans Schmidt earned two bronze medals. He was West German Champion in 1956-58 and 1961, also winnings indoors in 1957-59 and 1961, and he set an indoor world record for the 600 in 1962.

Schmidt had even more success after his active career as West German national middle-distance coach from 1965-96. After his retirement he still worked as a consultant for the German Athletics Association. He was awarded the DLV Needle in Gold in 1977, the Carl-Diem-Schild in 1983, the Silver Bay Leaf in 1959, the Rudolf-Harbig Memorial Award in 1961, and the Hanns-Braun-Memorial Award in 1995.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:46.2 (1959).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 6 h2 r1/3
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 4

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 6 1:55.6 1:55.71
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Germany Final 4 1:47.6 1:47.82
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 1:47.8 1:47.95
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:51.2 1:51.38
1960 Summer 29 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 1:50.8 1:50.97
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