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Willi Kürten

Full name: Wilhelm Jakob "Willi" Kürten
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: April 4, 1908 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: July 18, 1944 in Podlipse, Ternopil, Ukraine
Affiliations: DSD, Düsseldorf (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Long hurdler Willi Kürten was eliminated in the semifinals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the 400 hurdles. He never won a German title, but was runner-up in 1931, 1932 and 1936. Kürten was killed in action during World War II on the Eastern front in July 1944.

Personal Best\: 400H – 54.1 (1937).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Germany GER 6 h1 r2/3

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 6 54.5
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Round One Heat Six 2 QU 54.6
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