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Willi Heckmann

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilli•Heckmann
Used nameWilli•Heckmann
Born23 February 1952 in Nußloch, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements158 cm / 48 kg
AffiliationsVfK Schifferstadt, Schifferstadt (GER)
NOC West Germany


Light-flyweight wrestler Willi Heckmann finished eighth at the 1976 Montréal Olympics in the freestyle event, after his loss in the fourth round to the upcoming bronze medallist Akira Kudo from Japan. The previous year, Heckmann finished sixth in both the World Championships and Europeans. From 1971-80 he won seven individual West German national titles, and two team titles with his home club VfK Schifferstadt.

Heckmann became a graduated sports teacher and turned to coaching at Schifferstadt. He then became head of the sports school of the Regional Sports Federation of Rhineland Palatine at Schifferstadt.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Wrestling FRG Willi Heckmann
Light-Flyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 8