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Urban Cleve

Full name: Urban Cleve
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 24, 1930 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: KTSV Preussen 1855, Krefeld (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


From 1970-73 Urban Cleve was second vice-president of the German Union of former track and field athletes and then served as chairman of the group from 1990-94. He was educated as a civil construction engineer, specializing in power stations. Cleve won German national titles in the 800 in 1951, in the 3×1000 m in 1952, and in the 4×400 relay in 1955. He also took part in the 1953 FISU Sport Weeks and won three golds\: in the 800 m, the 4×400 m relay, and the sprint medley relay. At the Helsinki Games in 1952 he was eliminated in the semifinals over 800 metres.

Personal Best\: 800 – 1:50.0 (1951).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER 5 h1 r2/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 5 1:51.6 1:51.77
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Germany Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 1:53.4
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