Full name: Heinrich-Otto "Heinz" Ulzheimer
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: December 27, 1925 in HÃ¶chst, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Died: December 18, 2016 in Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: Eintracht Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)
Middle-distance runner Heinz Ulzheimer earned two bronze medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics in the 800 and 4x400 relay. The 800 bronze was the first German athletics medal after World War II. At the 1954 European Championships Ulzheimer also claimed a silver medal with the 4x400 relay. In West Germany he won 800 titles in 1946-49, and also 3x1000 relay titles in 1947-48. He added a 400 hurdles title in 1953 and a 400 indoor one in 1954.
Ulzheimer was awarded the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award in 1953, and the Silver Bay Leaf in 1952. He was on the board of the Association of Former Athletes from 1982-90. Ulzheimer was married to non-Olympian sprinter Margot GlÃ¶ckner and their son Michael was a nationally active sprinter in the 1970s. Ulzheimer was trained as an auto mechanic and later owned a petrol station, and was eventually employed by the city of Frankfurt, where he initiated and headed the cityâs sports museum.
Personal Bests: 400 â 47.6 (1954); 800 â 1:49.78 (1952).
|1952 Summer||26||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Germany||GER||3||Bronze|
|1952 Summer||26||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 400 metres Relay||Germany||GER||3||Bronze|
|1952 Summer||26||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Semi-Finals||Heat Three||1||QU||1:51.9||1:52.07|
|1952 Summer||26||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||Round One||Heat Six||1||QU||1:51.4|
|1952 Summer||26||Helsinki||Athletics||Germany||GER||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||3:10.5||3:10.57|