Full name: Wolf Rainer Schubert
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: October 12, 1941 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
Died: August 13, 2014 in Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: TSV 1860 MÃ¼nchen, MÃ¼nchen (GER)
Country: West Germany
Rainer Schubert began his athletic career in WÃ¼rttemberg starting for TSV Laichingen and TSV SÃ¼Ãen. In the early 60s he moved to MÃ¼nchen for his studies and started there for TSV 1860. He graduated shortly before the 1968 Olympics and by 1972 had his own construction company.
From the mid-60s to the early 70s Schubert was one of the world's best 400m hurdlers. He was ranked three times in the world top 10 â 8th in 1968, 6th in 1969, and 7th in 1972. He was a four-time German champion in 1965, and 1967-69. At the 1968 Olympics he set a European record with 49.15 in the heat, but he placed only seventh in the final. At MÃ¼nchen in 1972 Schubert improved to fifth place.
Personal Best: 400H â 49.15 (1968).
|1968 Summer||27||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||West Germany||FRG||7|
|1972 Summer||30||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||West Germany||FRG||5|
|1968 Summer||27||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||West Germany||Final||7||49.2||49.30||1|
|1968 Summer||27||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||4||QU||49.3||49.38|
|1968 Summer||27||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Three||2||QU||49.1||49.15|
|1972 Summer||30||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||West Germany||Final||5||49.65||7|
|1972 Summer||30||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||4||QU||49.80||7|
|1972 Summer||30||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Three||3||QU||50.23||2|