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Werner Schildhauer

Full name: Werner Schildhauer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: June 5, 1959 in Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: SV Halle, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics


Werner Schildhauer started his athletics career as a race walker before turning to distance running. In 1980, at Moskva, he placed seventh at 10,000 metres. Three years later he had his greatest moments, winning two silvers in the 5 and 10K at the World Championships, which he repeated at the 1982 Europeans. He competed in the World Cup in 1979, 1981 (gold-10K), and 1985; and the European Cup in 1979, 1981 (gold-10K), 1983 (gold-10K), 1985 (silver-10K), and 1987. Domestically Schildhauer won 11 East German Championships over different distances.

Schildhauer was known for his effective finishing kick. In 1983 he set a new German record in Halle for the 1-hour run with 20,536 metres, which still stands as of 2015. Schildhauer was educated as an electronic worker and was later employed by an energy service company.

Personal Best: 10000 – 27:24.95 (1983).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics Men's 10,000 metres East Germany GDR 7

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics East Germany Final 7 28:11.0 28:10.91
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Athletics East Germany Round One Heat One 3 QU 28:32.1 28:32.08
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