Full name: Walter Mahlendorf
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: January 4, 1935 in Sarstedt, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: Hannover 96, Hannover (GER)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
At the 1960 Roma Olympics Walter Mahlendorf was eliminated in the heats of the 100 metres and ran the third leg for Germanyâs 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. Germanyâs time was another 39.5, again equaling the world record. Mahlendorf was also a member of Germanyâs 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 â 10.4 (1958).
|1960 Summer||25||Roma||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Germany||GER||4 h6 r1/4|
|1960 Summer||25||Roma||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 100 metres Relay||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1960 Summer||25||Roma||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Six||4||10.8||10.98|
|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|