Full name: Bodo TÃ¼mmler
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: December 8, 1943 in ToruÅ, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: SC Charlottenburg, Berlin (GER)
Country: West Germany
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Middle-distance runner Bodo TÃ¼mmler won the bronze medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in the 1,500, but failed to reach the final four years later at his home Olympics in MÃ¼nchen. In 1968, TÃ¼mmler and his countryman [Harald Norpoth] were in second and third place entering the final lap but were outsprinted by world-record holder [Jim Ryun]. TÃ¼mmler also took bronze in the 800 and gold in the 1,500 at the 1966 Europeans. In 1965 TÃ¼mmler won the European Cup in the 1,500 and placed second in 1967. All-in-all he earned 12 outdoors and one indoor West German title. Among these were the 1,500 championships from 1966-69 and 1971-72. In 1967 he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. By profession TÃ¼mmler was a sports and biology teacher.
Personal Best: 1500 â 3:36.5 (1968).
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres||West Germany||FRG||3||Bronze|
|1972 Summer||28||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Men's 1,500 metres||West Germany||FRG||10 h2 r2/3|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||West Germany||Final||3||3:39.0||3:39.08|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat One||1||QU||3:53.6||3:53.66|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||3:51.5||3:51.59|
|1972 Summer||28||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||West Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||10||3:50,0|
|1972 Summer||28||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||West Germany||Round One||Heat Two||3||QU||3:44,5|