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 was born in 1941 during World War II in Dresden. He began his athletic career in Württemberg starting for TSV Laichingen and TSV Süßen. In the early 1960s he moved to München for his studies and started there for TSV 1860. Shortly before the 1968 Olympics he graduated and in 1972 began work as a construction engineer in his own company.
Schubert was a versatile athlete who achieved very good performances not only in his primary event, the 400 metre hurdles, but also in shorter distances, both on the flat and in the hurdles, and in the decathlon. From the mid-60s to the early 70s he was one of the world's best 400m hurdlers, winning four German Championships between 1965-69. In 1968, in Mexico City’s attitude, he ran his personal best (49.15) in the heats, setting a European record, although that was bettered in the semis and final by other athletes, as Schubert placed seventh in the final. In the 1972 Olympic final, in his adopted hometown of München, he 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|