Full name: Rolf Lamers
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: July 8, 1927 in Sterkrade, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: October 17, 2016 in Lahnstein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: SuS 09 Dinslaken, Dinslaken (GER)
Middle-distance runner Rolf Lamers spent the last days of World War II in the Reichsarbeitsdienst (Reichs Labour Service). He came in sixth in the 1,500 at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, and then became European Police Champion in 1954. He also won 10 West German titles over different distances. By profession he was a policeman. For several years he and his wife, Anni, ran a sports shop in their hometown of Sterkrade. His nephew Florian later became a nationally successful sprinter.
Personal Best\: 1500 â 3:47.18 (1952).
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres||Germany||GER||6|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||6||QU||3:50.8||3:51.30|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Three||3||QU||3:52.4||3:52.72|