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Heinz Ulzheimer

Full name: Heinrich Otto "Heinz" Ulzheimer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: December 27, 1925 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Eintracht Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Middle-distance runner Heinz Ulzheimer earned two bronze medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics in the 800 and 4x400 relay. The 800 bronze was the first German athletics medal after World War II. At the 1954 European Championships Ulzheimer also claimed a silver medal with the 4x400 relay. In West Germany he won 800 titles in 1946-49, and also 3x1000 relay titles in 1947-48. He added a 400 hurdles title in 1953 and a 400 indoor one in 1954.

Ulzheimer was awarded the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award in 1953, and the Silver Bay Leaf in 1952. He was on the board of the Association of Former Athletes from 1982-90. Ulzheimer was married to non-Olympian sprinter Margot Glöckner and their son Michael was a nationally active sprinter in the 1970s. Ulzheimer was trained as an auto mechanic and later owned a petrol station, and was eventually employed by the city of Frankfurt, where he initiated and headed the city’s sports museum.

Personal Bests: 400 – 47.6 (1954); 800 – 1:49.78 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final 3 1:49.7 1:49.78
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 1:51.9 1:52.07
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 1:51.4

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany GER Final 3 3:06.6 3:06.78 46,5
1952 Summer 26 Helsinki Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:10.5 3:10.57
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