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Bodo Tümmler

Full name: Bodo Tümmler
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: December 8, 1943 in Toruń, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: SC Charlottenburg, Berlin (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Middle-distance runner Bodo Tümmler 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 München. In 1968, Tümmler and his countryman [Harald Norpoth] were in second and third place entering the final lap but were outsprinted by world-record holder [Jim Ryun]. Tümmler also took bronze in the 800 and gold in the 1,500 at the 1966 Europeans. In 1965 Tümmler 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 Tümmler was a sports and biology teacher.

Personal Best: 1500 – 3:36.5 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 1,500 metres West Germany FRG 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics Men's 1,500 metres West Germany FRG 10 h2 r2/3

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final 3 3:39.0 3:39.08
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 3:53.6 3:53.66
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:51.5 3:51.59
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 10 3:50,0
1972 Summer 28 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Two 3 QU 3:44,5
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