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Gerhard Weidner

Full name: Gerhard Weidner
Gender: Male
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: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

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 [Jürgen 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 – 1-27:40 (1976); 50kmW – 4-00:27t (1973).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk West Germany FRG 14
1972 Summer 39 München Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk West Germany FRG 6
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk West Germany FRG 18

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 43 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final Standings 18 1-32:56.8

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 35 Ciudad de México Athletics West Germany Final Standings 14 4-43:26.2
1972 Summer 39 München Athletics West Germany Final Standings 6 4-06:26.0
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