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Peter Selzer

Full name: Wolfgang Peter Selzer
Gender: Male
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: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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
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