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Heinz Lorenz

Full name: Heinz Helmut Lorenz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: November 26, 1915 in Litoměřice, Ústecký kraj, Czech Republic
Died: November 15, 2013 in Geretsried, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: VSK Lobositz, Lovosice (CZE)
Country: TCH Czechoslovakia
Sport: Athletics


Heinz Lorenz, born in what is now Litoměřice in the Czech Republic, worked in München during World War II as a design engineer for the German automobile company BMW. He emigrated after the war to Geretsried, Bavaria, where he established a company for wooden and plastic toys, which became well-known for the wood construction toy Baufix. In 2010 the company, long since managed by his son Alexander, was closed after six decades. Alexander became a sprinter as well and Heinz's daughter, Catharina, was a middle-distance runner, with both successful at the national level. Heinz Lorenz competed for Czechoslovakia at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the 4x400 relay, but the team was eliminated in the heats. He later participated at the German Championships in 1943, 1946 and 1947 with limited success.

Personal Best\: 400 – 49.9 (1936).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Czechoslovakia TCH 5 h3 r1/2

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Athletics Czechoslovakia TCH Round One Heat Three 5 3:22.0
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