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Walter Schmidt

Full name: Walter Schmidt
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (192 cm)
Weight: 254 lbs (115 kg)
Born: August 7, 1948 in Lahr, Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: ASC Darmstadt, Darmstadt (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Hammer thrower Walter Schmidt finished fifth at the 1976 Montréal Olympic Games. He had the same finish at the 1971 European Championships and the 1970 Summer Universiade. In 1975 he won a silver medal at the Universiade. He never won a West German Championship but set two world records in 1971, with 76.40, and 1975 with 79.30.

In 1977 Schmidt was invited to a discussion about anabolic steroids on the West German TV channel ZDF for the sports program “Aktuelles Sportstudio,” in which he pleaded the case that doping should be allowed for all athletes, arguing that this would make the playing field more level, and for these statements he was banned for one year by the Hessian Athletics Association. Walter Schmidt was trained as a teacher for sports and geography.

Personal Best: HT – 79.30 (1975).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Men's Hammer Throw West Germany FRG 5

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD SBMD
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round 5 74.72
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round One 5 72.58
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Two 5 74.72 74.72
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Three 5 74.36 74.72
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Four 5 73.52 74.72
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Five 5 74.72 74.72
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Round Round Six NP 72.42
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round 5T QU 70.76 NM
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A 5 70.76
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round One 5 70.76
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 5 pass 70.76
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics West Germany Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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