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Rick Wohlhuter

Full name: Richard Charles "Rick" Wohlhuter
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: December 23, 1948 in Geneva, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Track Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

While at Notre Dame, Rick Wohlhuter won the 1971 IC4A 880 y and in 1972, after placing second to Dave Wottle at both the AAU and the Final Trials, he seemed a certain Olympic finalist and possible medalist. Sadly he fell in the 800 m heats in München, but at the Montréal Games he won the bronze medal in the 800 m and placed sixth in the 1,500 m. Between his two Olympic appearances, Wohlhuter set a U.S. 800 m record of 1:43.9 in 1973 and, in that race, he continued to the 880 y mark where he set a world record of 1:44.6. In 1974 he brought the world 880 y record down to 1:44.1 and set a world 1,000 m record of 2:13.9. In both 1973 and 1974 he was the AAU champion and he won the AAU indoor 1000 y for three years straight from 1974. After retiring from track in 1977, he contemplated a comeback in 1980, but the boycott dashed those hopes. He then began a career in the insurance industry.

Personal Bests: 440y – 48.5 (1970); 800 – 1:43.4y (1974); 1500 – 3:36.4 (1975); Mile – 3:53.3 (1975).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 4 h1 r1/3
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 6

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Round One Heat One 4 1:49,4 7
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Final 3 1:44.12 4
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:46.72 1
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 1:45.71 4

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Final 6 3:40.64
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 3:38.71
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 3 QU 3:39.94
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