Mike Holthaus

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael "Mike"•Holthaus
Used nameMike•Holthaus
Born13 July 1950 in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements183 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsSV Blau-Weiß Bochum, Bochum (GER) / Wasserfreunde Wuppertal, Wuppertal (GER)
NOC West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Medley swimmer Mike Holthaus won a bronze medal in the 400 IM at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. In the 200 he was seventh in the final. Four years later in München 1972 he failed to reach the final of the 400 IM. Domestically he earned 200 IM titles in 1968 and 1969, and the 400 IM in 1967-70 and in 1972. In 1968, he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in Germany. Holthaus later became a sports teacher in Bochum.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) FRG Mike Holthaus
200 metres Individual Medley, Men (Olympic) 7
400 metres Individual Medley, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1972 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) FRG Mike Holthaus
400 metres Individual Medley, Men (Olympic) 28

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