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Alexander Thieme

Full name: Alexander Thieme
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: January 13, 1954 in Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany
Died: November 29, 2016 in Jahnsdorf / Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, Chemnitz (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

East German Sprinter Alexander Thieme reached the semifinals of the 100 at the 1976 Montréal Olympics, but did not qualify for the final. However, he won a silver medal in the sprint relay. At the 1977 World Cup he also came in second with the relay and fourth in 1979. At the 1978 Europeans he was again second with the relay. In 1975 and 1977 Thieme won the European Cup and in 1979 he placed second, both times in the 4x100 relay. He trained as an air-conditioning technologist and later became a construction entrepreneur. After German reunification he took over the construction company of his family in Jahnsdorf / Erzgebirge.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.22 (1977).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Men's 100 metres East Germany GDR 8 h2 r3/4
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics East Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 8 10.50 1
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics East Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 10.50 5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics East Germany Round One Heat One 2 QU 10.64 5

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Final 2 38.66 1
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 39.43 3
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Athletics East Germany GDR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 39.42 6
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