Full name: GÃ¼nter HeÃelmann
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: August 3, 1925 in Dinslaken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: September 12, 2010 in Dinslaken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: SuS 09 Dinslaken, Dinslaken (GER)
GÃ¼nter HeÃelmann was a distance runner who competed in the steeplechase at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. In his senior career at the national level from 1950-56 he never won a German title, but had four second-place finishes â 1951 cross-country and 10K, 1952 steeplechase, and 1953 5K; and four third-place finishes â 1950 5K, 1953 steeplechase, 1955 cross-country and steeplechase.
However, HeÃelmann continued to compete as he got older and became among the worldâs best in veteranâs competition, winning four World Championships in 1981 (1,500, 5,000, 10,000, cross-country), and three European Championships in 1980 (1,500, 5,000, 10,000). During his senior career he ran for SuS Dinslaken 09 (1950-52), VfB Lohberg (1953-56), and Sportfreunde Hamborn 07 (1960), but in veteran competition represented LG-Dinslaken-Walsum (1979-80) and SuS Dinslaken 09 (1981). HeÃelmann worked as a janitor at the commercial vocational school in Dinslaken and died after a long period of illness at the age of 85 in September 2010.
Personal Best\\\: 3000S â 8:55.98 (1952).
|1952 Summer||26||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||Germany||GER||6|
|1952 Summer||26||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||9:05.0||9:04.93|