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Gerd Zimmermann

Full name: Gerhard "Gerd" Zimmermann
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: September 23, 1942 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: DEC Frillensee, Inzell (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Husband of Hildegard Sellhuber.

Biography

Speed skater Gerd Zimmermann competed for the mixed German team at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games. He placed 29th in the 1,500 m, 13th in the 5,000 m, and seventh in the 10,000 metres. At the 1968 Grenoble Olympics he finished 19th in the 500 m, now representing West Germany. In 1972, at Sapporo, he placed 21st in the 500 m, 12th in the 1,500 m, ninth in the 5,000 m, and eighth in the 10,000 metres. In his career he set 36 West German records and earned eight West German titles in all-around (1964-67, 1969-72).

Zimmermann married his teammate [Hildegard Sellhuber], and turned to sports administration after his active career. He became president of the (West) German Speed Skating Association from 1985-2005, and vice-president of the International Skating Union ISU beginning in 1994.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.7 (1972); 1000 – 1:20.5 (1972); 1500 – 2:03.3 (1972); 5000 – 7:21.6 (1969); 10000 – 15:23.3 (1969).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 21 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 29
1964 Winter 21 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Germany GER 13
1964 Winter 21 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Germany GER 7
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 500 metres West Germany FRG 19T
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres West Germany FRG 21
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres West Germany FRG 12
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres West Germany FRG 9
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres West Germany FRG 8

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Speed Skating West Germany Final Standings 19T 41.5
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Speed Skating West Germany Final Standings 21 41.35 10.6

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1964 Winter 21 Innsbruck Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 29 2:17.3 29 1:04 1:40
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Speed Skating West Germany Final Standings 12 2:08.95 27.53 1:00.27 1:34.13

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1964 Winter 21 Innsbruck Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 13 7:56.8 22 59 1:37 2:15 2:53 3:31 4:09 4:47 5:25 6:03 6:41 7:19
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Speed Skating West Germany Final Standings 9 7:41.16 20.8 56.0 1:32.3 2:08.9 2:45.4 3:21.9 3:58.3 4:34.9 5:11.65 5:48.79 6:26.14 7:03.27

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1964 Winter 21 Innsbruck Speed Skating Germany Final Standings 7 16:22.5 41 1:20 2:00 2:39 3:18 3:57 4:36 5:16 5:55 6:34 7:13 7:53 8:32 9:11 9:50 10:29 11:09 11:48 12:27 13:06 13:46 14:25 15:04 15:43
1972 Winter 29 Sapporo Speed Skating West Germany Final Standings 8 15:43.92 40.0 1:17.6 1:54.9 2:32.3 3:08.8 3:45.5 4:22.4 5:00.0 5:37.5 6:15.3 6:52.5 7:30.3 8:08.1 8:46.4 9:23.8 10:01.8 10:39.3 11:17.7 11:55.2 12:33.4 13:10.9 13:49.49 14:27.70 15:06.30
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