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Frank Baumgartl

Full name: Frank Baumgartl
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: May 29, 1955 in Bad Schlema, Sachsen, Germany
Died: August 26, 2010 in near Lago di Como, Unknown, Italy
Affiliations: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Frank Baumgartl was leading the 1976 Olympic steeplechase final on the final straight, when he hit the final barrier and fell to the track, being overtaken by [Anders Gärderud] and [Bronisław Malinowski] and Baumgartl could only place third. He earned East German national titles in 1974 in the indoor 3,000 metres steeplechase, and 12 km. cross-country, and in the 1980 4 km. cross-country. He also set one world record in the steeplechase in 1973 at Helsinki.

Baumgartl was educated as a Ph.D. in automation engineering and worked as a software development engineer for vehicles at Stuttgart after the German reunification. He was on a cycling trip around Lake Como in 2010 when he died of a heart attack at the age of only 55.

Personal Best\: 3000S – 8:10.36 (1976).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase East Germany GDR 3 Bronze

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final 3 8:10.36
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Athletics East Germany Round One Heat One 2 QU 8:21.25
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