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Walter Mahlendorf

Full name: Walter Mahlendorf
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: January 4, 1935 in Sarstedt, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Hannover 96, Hannover (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

At the 1960 Roma Olympics Walter Mahlendorf was eliminated in the heats of the 100 metres and ran the third leg for Germany’s 4x100 m relay team. In their first round heat Germany equaled the world record of 39.5, first set by the USA at the previous Olympics and then equaled by Germany in 1958. In the final the Germans finished second behind the United States, but 15 minutes after the final it was announced that the USA had been disqualified for an exchange zone infraction. Germany’s time was another 39.5, again equaling the world record. Mahlendorf was also a member of Germany’s gold medal winning sprint relay team at the 1958 European Championships. Domestically, Mahlendorf never won a German title, but won a 200 m silver in 1959 and 100 m bronze in 1960. After finishing his sporting career, Mahlendorf worked as a director at a sports complex in Bochum.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.4 (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 4 h6 r1/4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Six 4 10.8 10.98

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Germany GER Final 1 =WR 39.5 39.66 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 39.7 39.88
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU/=WR 39.5 39.61
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