Full name: Wolfgang Peter Selzer
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: June 25, 1946 in Torgau, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: East Germany
Peter Selzer, a race walker, came in fourth at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and fifth at the 1972 München Olympics in the 50 km. At the European Championships he won bronzes in the 50 km in 1971 and 1974, and a silver in 1969. Selzer set five world records during his career. In 1966, 1967 and 1973 he was East German Champion in the 50 km, placing second in 1968-69 and 1971-72. Selzer was trained as a turner, but later worked as a race walking coach, eventually becoming race walking head coach in Berlin.
Personal Best: 50kmW – 3-59:21 (1971).
|1968 Summer||22||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||East Germany||GDR||4|
|1972 Summer||26||München||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||East Germany||GDR||5|
|1968 Summer||22||Ciudad de México||Athletics||East Germany||Final Standings||4||4-33:09.8|
|1972 Summer||26||München||Athletics||East Germany||Final Standings||5||4-04:05.4|