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Siegfried Valentin

Full name: Siegfried Valentin
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: February 23, 1936 in Wallwitz, Guben, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Berlin, Ost Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Middle-distance runner Siegfried Valentin was eliminated in the heats of the 1,500 both at the 1960 Roma and the 1964 Tokyo Games. He won the East German 1,500 titles from 1959-61 and 1964, also winning indoors in 1964. In 1960, he set the first official GDR world record in athletics by running 1,000 metres in 2:16.7. In 1958 and 1963 he was a member of world record setting 4x1500 relay teams.

Valentin trained as a plumber and heating installer, but then joined the National People’s Army (Nationale Volksarmee) and was appointed to the frontier troops adjoining West Germany. After reunification he was employed by a civil engineering and construction company.

Personal Best: 1500 – 3:38.7 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 6 h2 r1/2
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 6 h4 r1/3

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 24 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 6 3:46.9 3:46.99
1964 Summer 28 Tokyo Athletics Germany Round One Heat Four 6 3:44.9
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