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Rolf Lamers

Full name: Rolf Lamers
Gender: Male
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)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


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 – 3:47.18 (1952).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 6

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Germany Final 6 3:46.8 3:47.18
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
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