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Jörg Balke

Full name: Jörg Balke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: March 23, 1936 in Spandau, Berlin, Germany
Died: March 5, 2012 in Unna, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: PSV Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father-in-law of Olaf Hense.


Jörg Balke later married his non-Olympian teammate Rosemarie Klute and after the wedding of their daughter, Tina, to [Olaf Hense], they became his parents-in-law. Rosemarie and Jörg Balke were later active on behalf of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to control high-performance athletes all over Germany. In his active career Balke won several national titles in the 3×1,000 m relay with his home club PSV Berlin and also won the indoor 800 m in 1962, 1964 and 1967 and set one European record in 1965. Jörg Balke was eliminated in the semifinals over 800 at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

Personal Best\: 800 – 1:47.1 (1960).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 4 h1 r3/4

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 4 1:47.5 1:47.63
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 3 QU 1:48.8 1:48.98
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Five 2 QU 1:53.6 1:53.72
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