Full name: Gerhard Weidner
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: March 15, 1933 in Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: TSV Salzgitter, Salzgitter (GER)
Country: West Germany
Race walker Gerhard Weidner was a three-time Olympian (1968-76) finishing 14th, 6th, and 18th. He participated in the 1976 Worlds, and the European Championships in 1966, 1971, 1974, and 1978. He was also nominated for the 1969 Europeans, but could not start due to the scandal and West German boycott concerning former East German middle-distance runner [JÃ¼rgen May]. Weidner claimed eight West German championships over different distances, and set three world records in 1973 and 1974 over 20 miles, 30 miles, and 50 kilometres. In 1979 he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf and the Rudolf Harbig Memorial Award. He trained as a plumber and later worked as a house inspector.
Personal Bests: 20kmW â 1-27:40 (1976); 50kmW â 4-00:27t (1973).
|1968 Summer||35||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||West Germany||FRG||14|
|1972 Summer||39||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres Walk||West Germany||FRG||6|
|1976 Summer||43||MontrÃ©al||Athletics||Men's 20 kilometres Walk||West Germany||FRG||18|
|1976 Summer||43||MontrÃ©al||Athletics||West Germany||Final Standings||18||1-32:56.8|
|1968 Summer||35||Ciudad de MÃ©xico||Athletics||West Germany||Final Standings||14||4-43:26.2|
|1972 Summer||39||MÃ¼nchen||Athletics||West Germany||Final Standings||6||4-06:26.0|