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Paul-Heinz Wellmann

Full name: Paul-Heinz Wellmann
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: March 31, 1952 in Haiger, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: TV Haiger, Haiger (GER)
Country: FRG West Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Ellen Tittel-Wellmann.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Middle-distance runner Paul-Heinz Wellmann had his greatest moment winning the bronze medal in the 1,500 at the 1976 Montréal Games. Four years earlier in München he placed seventh in the 1,500. In both Olympics he started together with his future wife [Ellen Tittel-Wellmann], who later married another German middle-distance runner [Thomas Wessinghage].

Paul-Heinz Wellmann also finished seventh at the 1971 and 1974 Europeans in the 1,500. He placed second at the 1973 European Cup. At the European Indoors he earned a bronze and two golds with the 4x800 and the 4x4 lap relays in 1971-73. Over 1,500 metres he added a gold medal in 1976 and a silver in 1977. Domestically he claimed eight outdoor and five indoor titles in West Germany in different events.

Wellmann later became a coach and sports administrator with his home club Bayer 04 Leverkusen and was a spokesman for the High Performance Clubs within the German Athletics Association from 2005-10. In 1976, he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:46.7 (1976); 1500 – 3:36.23 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics Men's 1,500 metres West Germany FRG 7
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Men's 800 metres West Germany FRG 3 h3 r1/3
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Men's 1,500 metres West Germany FRG 3 Bronze

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Three 3 1:48.47 1

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics West Germany Final 7 3:40.08
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Three 4 QC 3:38.42
1972 Summer 20 München Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Five 2 QU 3:41,8
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics West Germany Final 3 3:39.33
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics West Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 QC 3:38.99
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics West Germany Round One Heat Four 1 QU 3:39.86
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