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Frank Siebeck

Full name: Frank Siebeck
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: August 17, 1949 in Schkeuditz, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Leipzig, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Mark Siebeck.

Biography

Frank Siebeck trained as a plumber, but after his active career worked as a sports coach. He was a world class hurdler, coming to prominence at the 1968 European Youth Championships by winning the silver medal over the 110 hurdles. He again earned silver at the 1970 European Youth Indoors in the 60 hurdles. His greatest moments came in 1971 and 1973, winning the European Championship in the 110 hurdles and the European Indoors 60 hurdles. He won a 1974 bronze and 1975 silver both in the 60 hurdles at the European Indoors.

At the 1972 München Olympics Siebeck finished fifth and four years later was eliminated in the semifinals. Nationally, he won the East German Championships in the high hurdles from 1970-74, adding a 1971 sprint relay title. Indoors he won East German titles in the 55 hurdles in 1970, the 50 hurdles in 1971, and the 60 hurdles in 1973 and 1975. He also set two indoor world records in the 50 hurdles in 1974. Siebeck married pentathlete Irene Sperling, and their son [Mark Siebeck] participated at the 2008 Athina Olympics as a volleyball player.

Personal Best: 110H – 13.33 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles East Germany GDR 5
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles East Germany GDR 5 h2 r2/3

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Final 5 13.71 6
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 13.58 4
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics East Germany Round One Heat One 1 QU 13.83 3
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 13.74 4
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics East Germany Round One Heat One 5 QU 14.01 4
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