Full name: Wolf Rainer Schubert
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: October 12, 1941 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Died: August 13, 2014 in Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: TSV 1860 München, München (GER)
Country: West Germany
Rainer Schubert began his athletic career in Württemberg starting for TSV Laichingen and TSV Süßen. In the early 60s he moved to München for his studies and started there for TSV 1860. He graduated shortly before the 1968 Olympics and by 1972 had his own construction company.
From the mid-60s to the early 70s Schubert was one of the world's best 400m hurdlers. He was ranked three times in the world top 10 – 8th in 1968, 6th in 1969, and 7th in 1972. He was a four-time German champion in 1965, and 1967-69. At the 1968 Olympics he set a European record with 49.15 in the heat, but he placed only seventh in the final. At München in 1972 Schubert improved to fifth place.
Personal Best: 400H – 49.15 (1968).
|1968 Summer||27||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||West Germany||FRG||7|
|1972 Summer||30||München||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||West Germany||FRG||5|
|1968 Summer||27||Ciudad de México||Athletics||West Germany||Final||7||49.2||49.30||1|
|1968 Summer||27||Ciudad de México||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||4||QU||49.3||49.38|
|1968 Summer||27||Ciudad de México||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU||49.1||49.15|
|1972 Summer||30||München||Athletics||West Germany||Final||5||49.65||7|
|1972 Summer||30||München||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||4||QU||49.80||7|
|1972 Summer||30||München||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Three||3||QU||50.23||2|