Full name: Horst Franz Flosbach
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: June 18, 1936 in HÃ¼ckeswagen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Solinger Leichtathletik Club, Solingen (GER)
West German long distance runner Horst Flosbach placed eighth in the 1960 final over 5000 m at the Rome Olympics as the third best German behind [Hans Grodotzki] and [Friedrich Janke], although he had won his heat. This was his only international major event. His two domestic titles were in 1961 in cross-country and in 1964 over 10,000 m. He was educated as a textile engineer. In his youth he has been a football player and wanted to become a cyclist, but his parents would not buy him a racing bicycle.
Personal Best: 5000 â 13:52.4 (1961).
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Athletics||Men's 5,000 metres||Germany||GER||8|
|1960 Summer||24||Roma||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||14:08.4||14:09.25|